The Present Tense of Prinny Murphy

September 28, 2011|
The Present Tense of Prinny Murphy by Jill MacLean

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Ann Connor Brimer Award for Children's Literature Winner, 20102010 Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award NomineeOn Resource Links Best Books of 2009 listThe 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."

Title:The Present Tense of Prinny Murphy
Format:Kobo ebook
Published:September 28, 2011
Publisher:Fitzhenry & Whiteside
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781554559565

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