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Best-selling author Gordon Korman's middle-grade favorite, now with a fresh look!

Wallace Wallace won’t lie, even if it means detention. And after he handed in a scorching book report of the classic novel, Old Shep, My Pal, detention is just what he’s been handed. He is sure he’s done nothing wrong: he hated every minute of that book, especially when the dog dies in the end! Why do dogs always die at the end?
 
Wallace refuses to do a rewrite of his report, so his English teacher, who happens to be directing the school play of Old Shep, My Pal, forces him go to the rehearsals to teach him a lesson on why the story is the way it is. Surrounded by theater kids who are apprehensive of him, Wallace sets out to prove himself. But not by changing his mind. Instead, he changes the play into a rock-and-roll rendition, complete with Rollerblades and a moped!
 

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Praise

". . . [E]veryone comes out a winner."—Booklist
"Korman's humorous novel will endear it to readers who wonder, Why does the dog always die?"—The Reading Teacher
PRAISE FOR THE 6TH GRADE NICKNAME GAME

*A New York Public Library Best Book for Reading and Sharing

*A Bank Street Best Book of the Year

PRAISE FOR THE 6TH GRADE NICKNAME GAME

* "A fast-paced novel with lots of laughs . . ."

School Library Journal, starred review
PRAISE FOR THE 6TH GRADE NICKNAME GAME

"Captures the ambience of sixth grade with humor and empathy."

Booklist
PRAISE FOR THE 6TH GRADE NICKNAME GAME

"Korman is at his amusing best here. . . ."

The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
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