You Will Call Me Drog

Front Cover
Carolrhoda Books, Sep 1, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 288 pages
0 Reviews
Parker is a normal sixth grader—or he was normal before the puppet. It’s just an old hand puppet, sticking out of a garbage can, and even though Parker’s best friend says leave it, Parker brings the puppet home and tries it on. Or maybe it tries him on. “You will call me Drog!” the puppet commands once they’re alone. And now, no matter how hard Parker tries, he can’t get Drog off his hand.

Drog is sarcastic, cruel, unpredictable, and loud—everything Parker isn’t. Worse yet, no one believes that Drog—not Parker—is the one saying the outrageous things that get Parker into trouble. Then Drog starts sharpening his snarky wit on the most fragile parts of Parker’s life—like his parents’ divorce. Parker’s shocked, but deep down he agrees with Drog a little. Perhaps Drog is saying things Parker wants to say after all.

Maybe the only way to get rid of Drog is to truly listen to him.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

YOU WILL CALL ME DROG

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

The principles and practice of Aikido—and a talking sleeve puppet that won't let go of his hand—help a lad come to terms with suppressed anger over his parents' divorce.Parker wrongly (or perhaps ... Read full review

Selected pages

Contents

Learning To Fall Down
79
The Trouble With Practice
169
The False And True
239
Acknowledgments
282
Back Flap
283
Back Cover
284
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2011)

Sue Cowing grew up in Galesburg, Illinois, home of Carl Sandburg, but she now lives and writes in Honolulu. Her first love was poetry. She has published two books of poetry, Fire In the Sea: An Anthology of Poetry and Art, which she edited, and My Dog Has Flies: Poetry for Hawaii's Kids, a collection of her own, humorous poems. She currently writes primarily children's fiction and has published poems and stories in Cricket and Spider magazines. You Will Call Me Drog is her debut children's novel.

Bibliographic information