Dustin Grubbs: One Man Show

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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Dec 19, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 272 pages
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Dustin is a drama geek--and proud of it. Though he's at least half-nerd, and full of insecurities, he doesn't melt in the face of conflict--like when the sixth grade play he's assistant-directing and starring in, The Castle of the Crooked Crowns, seems doomed to failure at every turn. Then Jeremy Jason Wilder, international star of Dustin's favorite sitcom of all time, moves to Buttermilk Falls. Is it a blessing--or will Jeremy steal the show?

Dustin Grubbs: One-Man Show is full of hysterical one-liners and slapstick that middle graders will love. And yet there's a deeper level beneath the "show" that will resonate with young readers--such as Dustin's difficult choice between a new and old friend; the guilt he feels for blowing off his adoring neighbor; his crush on his schoolteacher; his love for yet embarrassment about his oddball family; and Dustin's curiosity about--and longing for--his absent father.

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Copyright Prologue
If You Can See Them They Can See
Drills Chills and Spills
Double Take
Water Balloons
The Castle of the Crooked Crowns
Peeling the Onion
Yankee Doodle Dilemma
Gone Ape
Guess Whos Coming to Dinner?
The Royal Flush
A Chip Off the ol Tortilla Chip
Row C Seat 101

As Good as It Gets
You Can Have Your Cake arid Edith Too
Catching the Worm
Most Valuable Player
Thats a Wrap

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About the author (2009)

John Bonk's former life was devoted to musical comedy, working in New York and in Summerstock programs around the country. Dustin Grubbs is his first novel.

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