Wart, Son of Toad

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Pacer Books, Jan 1, 1985 - Fathers and sons - 190 pages
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Sixteen-year-old Steve's adjustment to high school is made more difficult by the unpopularity of his strict father, a biology teacher known as Toad.

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User Review  - Sunshine - Goodreads

This YA read barely eeked out that third star. While I very much appreciated Carter's tame language and "softer" approach to his teen character's life, it may have been a bit too soft. Perhaps I'm a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Deandra Lieberman - Goodreads

Fun enough story, perhaps, but the character's growth was sometimes implausible, and the familial tensions were so obvious as to undermine sympathy towards characters' journeys toward making a better ... Read full review


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Alden Carter's thirty-year career includes publication of novels for young adults and adults, nonfiction books on a wide range of topics, and picture books for and about special needs children. Among numerous awards, his novels have been named six times to the American Library Association's list of Best Books of the Year. His adult novel of the Civil War, Bright Starry Banner, was awarded the prestigious John Esten Cooke Fiction Award. A popular speaker, he has given over 600 presentations in schools and at conferences for writers and educators. A former teacher and naval officer, he lives in Marshfield, Wisconsin, with his wife, Carol. They have two adult children: Brian, an architect, and Siri, a college student.

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