No Ordinary Excuse

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Odyssey Books, Feb 11, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction
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"I put on my imaginary thinking cap. Mine is a hot pink, domed helmet with purple lightning bolts on the sides. It pulls down from a long spring coil above my bed... So with my cap in place, I started thinking of possible homework excuses. Maybe I could tell Miss Haven that I'd spent the last two weeks under alien hypnosis and they'd erased any memory of a school project."Meet twelve year old Gemma Martin. She wants to be an actress, but school is getting in the way. Gemma has used all of the usual excuses to avoid her homework, but this time she's facing serious consequences and must rely on her vivid imagination to create the most extraordinary homework excuse ever. Initially, Gemma's stolen project story skyrockets her popularity, but it isn't long before things start to spiral out of control and Gemma is headed for disaster. No Ordinary Excuse is the story of how our biggest mistakes are often our greatest teachers.

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Eleven-year-old Gemma promises her parents she'll work harder in school and she always keeps her promises. When she forgets to do Social Studies project, she needs a good excuse, better than all the ... Read full review

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I think this may be my very first book set in Australia. In this story, we meet Gemma, a bright and imaginative protagonist that can't remember to do her homework assignments to save her life. In a ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Michelle Adams is not of the modern, fast-paced world. She exists in a realm where everyone has enough time to hear a good story, and the joy of growing and cooking your own food is the norm. Neighbours trade things over the fence and a tribe of children trample through the house on a daily basis. Some of them live here, but many others float in and out upon wafting aromas or wandering welcome bubbles. This is a happy place where the magic of imagination is alive and well.

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