The Present Tense of Prinny Murphy

October 9, 2009|
The Present Tense of Prinny Murphy by Jill MacLean
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The Present Tense of Prinny Murphy picks up the story where The Nine Lives of Travis Keating leaves off - but this time, from the perspective of Prinny, Travis''s friend.

An alcoholic mother, a distracted father, a best friend who spends all his time with his new girlfriend", and three relentless schoolyard bullies: Prinny Murphy''s past, present, and future certainly are "tense."

Adding to her misery, she still can''t read well enough to escape from remedial lessons with the dour Mrs. Dooks. But when a kindly substitute teacher introduces her to LaVaughn''s inner-city world in the free verse novel, Make Lemonade, Prinny discovers that life can be full of possibilities - and poetry.

Jill MacLean's writing has always drawn on experiences in her life. Her books are set in Newfoundland, where her son and his family now live. Over the years, she's canoed, kayaked, hiked, and snowmobiled there, travelled the coves by boat, and stayed in the outports. Little did Jill realize at the time that these experiences co...
Title:The Present Tense of Prinny Murphy
Product dimensions:192 pages, 7.63 X 5 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:192 pages, 7.63 X 5 X 1 in
Published:October 9, 2009
Publisher:Fitzhenry & Whiteside
Appropriate for ages:9
ISBN - 13:9781554551453

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