Dunces Anonymous

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Orca Book Publishers, Oct 1, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 168 pages
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Josh Johnson's mother wants him to run for class president. Josh just wants to run and hide. If only there were a club to help downtrodden eleven-year-olds escape their parents' ambitions! But since no such club exists, Josh has to invent one -- he calls it Dunces Anonymous, and before he knows it, the membership is up to three. Magnolia and Wang help Josh lose the school presidential election, but that's just the beginning of the club's activities. Magnolia, pressured by her mom into trying out for the role of Juliet in the school's play, finds herself fending off the advances of an overly amorous Romeo. Wang's father has forced him to join the school chess club, but Wang desperately wants to take fencing lessons instead. As the three friends try to free Magnolia from the school play, liberate Wang from the chess club and get rid of horrible Stacey Hogarth, who has vowed to become the new president of Dunces Anonymous, they realize that they all have talents -- if only their parents could see them.
 

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Josh has a big problem: the election for Class President is tomorrow, and he's all but guaranteed to win. His mom would be thrilled, but there's not much Josh wants less than to be class president. So ... Read full review

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Can't wait for the sequel.

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Contents

A Cunning Plan
1
Down with Josh
11
Montagues and Catapults
21
Romeo Rehearses
39
Strategic Algorithms
45
Josh in Check
52
Operation Free Juliet
65
Roses for Emmett
72
Young Leaders of the Future
83
Emmett Makes His Move
91
Scandal on the Rapsheet
102
StarCrossed Lovers
117
The Board of Directors
128
President Josh
144
A New Member
154
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Kate Jaimet developed an early taste for madcap plotlines due to childhood exposure to the novels of P.G. Wodehouse. Kate studied literature at the University of Toronto and has a degree in journalism from Ryerson University. Now a reporter at the Ottawa Citizen, Kate spends much of her time trying to keep one step ahead of her two young daughters. More information is available at www.katejaimet.com.

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