The Losers Club

The Losers Club

eBook - 2017
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The beloved New York Times bestselling author of the modern classic Frindle celebrates books and the joy of reading with a new school story to love!

Sixth grader Alec can't put a good book down.

So when Principal Vance lays down the law--pay attention in class, or else --Alec takes action. He can't lose all his reading time, so he starts a club. A club he intends to be the only member of. After all, reading isn't a team sport, and no one would want to join something called the Losers Club, right? But as more and more kids find their way to Alec's club--including his ex-friend turned bully and the girl Alec is maybe starting to like--Alec notices something. Real life might be messier than his favorite books, but it's just as interesting.

With The Losers Club, Andrew Clements brings us a new school story that's a love letter to books and to reading and that reminds us that sometimes the best stories are the ones that happen off the page--our own!

Praise for The Losers Club !
* "Clements's latest is engaging and funny. A laugh-out-loud first purchase for all middle grade collections, and a solid read-aloud choice for classrooms" -- School Library Journal , Starred Review

"I LOVED this book...Five stars. I cannot wait to talk about this when we head back to school next year. I think my fifth graders are going to love it." --Colby Sharp, teacher, blogger, and co-founder of the Nerdy Bookclub

""Clements is out to celebrate reading in all its obsessiveness, and...tosses in shout-outs to a passel of other writers. [The Losers Club] gives fried bookworms everywhere the satisfaction of knowing that friends may desert them (if only temporarily) but books never will. "-- The New York Times

"Clements once again effectively taps into the challenges of middle school social politics and mapping out one's identity. This empathetic coming-of-age journey makes it clear how limiting and pointless labels can be." -- Publishers Weekly

"Best-selling author of beloved school stories, Clements (Frindle, 1998) celebrates readers, inclusion, and
the joy of discovering new books. Refreshing and empowering." --Booklist

"Clements' text is an homage to the power of books, but it also reminds booklovers old and new that real life experiences--in all of their messiness--can be as exhilarating as those described in the cherished stories of beloved books," --The Bulletin

Praise for Andrew Clements!
"Clements is a genius." -- The New York Times

"We have never read an Andrew Clements book that we haven't loved." -- The Washington Post
Publisher: Random House Childrens Books,, 2017.
ISBN: 9780399557576
0399557571
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
text file, rda

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