Twelve-year-old Natalie Nelson has written a powerful school story. It's a short novel called "The Cheater," and her best friend Zoe is certain it should be published. All Natalie has to do is give the manuscript to her mom, an editor at a big publishing house. However, Natalie doesn't want any favors from her mom. Still, Zoe won't drop the idea.
Spurred into action, Natalie invents a pen name for herself, and Zoe becomes a self-styled literary agent. But if the girls are to succeed, they'll need support from their wary English teacher, legal advice from Zoe's tough-talking father, and some clever maneuvering to outwit the overbearing editor-in-chief of Shipley Junior Books.
Andrew Clements delights his audience with this story of two irrepressible girls who use their talent, ingenuity and a little cunning to make a young writer's dream come true.
"A standout. Indeed a 'school story,' this is at heart a tale about the love between a father and a daughter." (Publishers Weekly)
"A highly original plot with plenty of intriguing side stories makes this...thoroughly satisfying." (Amazon.com)
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Excellent family book to take along for the ride.
We Ioved this story and will listen again. Wonderful narration and inspiring story about the power of kids!