Cassidy's Guide to Everyday Etiquette (and Obfuscation)

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Random House Children's Books, 2015 - Juvenile Fiction - 304 pages
Eleven-year-old Cassidy has just inherited a gift from her late great-grandmother. Unfortunately, that “gift” turns out to be a summer trapped in etiquette school. What good are manners, anyway, for a girl who dreams of living life on the road as a hobo—er, “knight of the road”?

As if trying to remember to keep her elbows off the table isn't bad enough, Cassidy's best friend, Jack, suddenly seems more interested in doing chores for the new teenage girl who's moved in next door than in fishing with Cassidy down by the river. Not even her classic epic pranks seem to be saving Cassidy from having her worst summer ever. It's time to face facts: growing up stinks.

Veteran middle-grade author Sue Stauffacher returns with a cranky, pranky, laugh-out-loud tomboy heroine who might just learn the hard way that manners do matter, and that people can change.

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User Review  - Cherylk - LibraryThing

I picked up a copy of this book because I thought it would be really funny. I was in the mood for laughs. Yet all I found was my eyelids. I was so bored with this book. By chapter 6 I was done but I ... Read full review

Cassidy's Guide to Everyday Etiquette (and Obfuscation)

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Eleven-year-old Cassidy Corcoran couldn’t be more upset that her great-grandmother’s dying wish was that she attend a five-week etiquette course, especially since her sister gets to go to forensic ... Read full review

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About the author (2015)

SUE STAUFFACHER has been etiquette-challenged for most of her life, but her family lets her eat with them, anyway. She is the author of Harry Sue, Donuthead, and Donutheart, as well as the Animal Rescue Team series, among other books. Sue is also a frequent visitor to schools as a speaker and literacy consultant, drawing on two decades of experience as a journalist, educator, and program administrator. To learn more about her, please visit

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