Max Quigley: Technically Not a Bully

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2007 - Juvenile Fiction - 202 pages
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Roy gives the . . . genuine growth in Max's humanity a light touch and some realistic stumbling blocks, in a not unsympathetic look at bullying from the other side."-Kirkus Reviews "This Australian import looks at bullying from the inside. Max tells his story in the first person, illustrating it with occasional line drawings on notebook paper. His self-justifying voice is convincing; readers will be sucked into going along with his worldview and just as surprised as he is when playful fighting becomes real. Straightforward chronology, believable dialogue, self-contained chapters, and plenty of humor make this accessible to reluctant readers and particularly appealingto boys who may see a bit of themselves in this realistic school story."-Booklist "Roy has a . . . substantive story to tell . . . Max's small but accumulating steps toward reformation are believable as he becomes more aware of his effect on others-especially a wannabe-bully first grader who seems destined to follow in Max's footsteps and whom Max has been training in 'leadership skills.'" - Horn Book "The cartoonish categorization of the cover art . . . eloquently sets the tone and states the theme of this Australian import . . . Max's self-justifying perspective on his own behavior is what creates the humor here . . . a refreshing, respectful portrayal of a strong-willed boy." - The Bulletin "
 

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Contents

SKIN TAGS
1
A WORTHY ADVERSARY
4
MIRACLES OF MATH
6
A RHETORICAL QUESTION AND NERDSTROM DOESNT THROW UP
8
A NONRHETORICAL QUESTION
12
CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
18
DAD UPS THE ANTE
23
DOING TIME
36
APRIL FOOLS DAY
99
DAD RUNS OUT OF IDEAS
121
NERDSTROM CALLS
123
LOYAL CASEY
127
NERDSTROM HAS A THEORY
134
JARED GETS SICK AND TIRED
140
THE TREE
144
JARED KIND OF FINDS OUT
160

NERDSTROM STAYS AWAY
41
THE KID
44
THE KID RETURNS
47
A LITTLE CHAT WITH NERDSTROM
49
THE BIG STUPID IDEA
56
THE BIGGER STUPIDER IDEA
60
NERDSTROM TALKS ABOUT ATTITUDE
72
THE RECRUIT
77
MR SIGSWORTH SCREWS UP
81
CAMERON LEARNS SOME OF THE TRUTH
92
THE DEVELOPMENT OF CASEY
96
THE POEM
163
STUPID CASEY
165
NERDSTROM KNOWS IT
168
I DO SOME RESEARCH
170
NERDSTROM REFUSES TO HELP HIMSELF
172
WE PUT THE SMACKDOWN ON
177
NERDSTROM IS STUFFED
181
CASEY GETS LOST
183
WE HAVE OUR STUPID BOOK ASSEMBLY
185
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About the author (2007)

James Roy is the winner of four Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Notable Books and two CBCA Honor Books. He lives in Hazelbrook, Australia.