King of the Kooties

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Walker & Company, 1999 - Juvenile Fiction - 84 pages
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Nate knows that his new friend Donald is a little different, but he can't believe that a fourth grader like Donald never heard of kooties! Donald doesn't even realize that he's being insulted by Louisa, the class bully, when she names him King of the Kooties -- and that's just the beginning of Louisa's war against Donald. So Nate decides to teach Donald to defend himself, realizing that with a student as gentle as Donald, it's going to have to be a war of wits instead of a war of fists.Fans of Debbie Dadey's bestselling Bailey School Kids series will eagerly look forward to reading this clever and light-hearted look at the often dreaded schoolyard pecking order.

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About the author (1999)

Debbie Dadey was born on May 18, 1959 in Kentucky. Prior to pursuing a full-time writing career, she was head librarian at an elementary school. She is known for co-authoring the Adventures of the Bailey School Kids series. Her co-author Marcia Thornton Jones was a teacher at the same elementary school when they started writing together. The first title they wrote together was Vampires Don't Wear Polka Dots and from this emerged The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids series. Even though they no longer live near each other they are still collaborating on titles. They are also authors of several series including The Triplet Trouble series, the Bailey City Monsters series, and Keyholders series.

KEVIN O'MALLEY is the author and illustrator of many books, but this is the first project where has only been the writer. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland, with his wife and two sons. www.booksbyomalley.com
PATRICK O'BRIEN is the author and illustrator of nine books for children. He dreamed up the concept of dinosaurs in spacesuits many years ago, but it was the irrepressibly zany mind of Kevin O'Malley who finally created the interstellar hero Captain Raptor. Patrick lives in Baltimore, Maryland, with his wife and son. www.patrickobrienstudio.com

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