Double Dog Dare (Hardcover)

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What would you do to win a dare war?

In a humorous and insightful novel about dares, divorce and friendship, Lisa Graff tells the story of fourth-graders Kansas Bloom and Francine Halata, who start out as archenemies, until--in a battle of wits and willpower--they discover that they have a lot more in common than either would have guessed.

This dual-perspective novel will appeal to girls and boys alike--and to anyone who has ever wanted anything so badly that they'd lick a lizard to get it.

Praise for DOUBLE DOG DARE:
 
“[A] perceptive and funny book….the way [Graff] handles her characters is spot-on.” –Booklist
 
“Readers will be hooked by the first chapter….All in all, an enjoyable, lighthearted read about a difficult topic.” –School Library Journal
 
“Graff's…story is lighthearted and humorous, but honestly addresses the emotions associated with divorce. Her characters' voices, interactions, and hangups are relatable, as they battle each other and adjust to their families' reconfigurations.” –Publishers Weekly
 

About the Author


Lisa Graff is an award-winning novelist whose books have been named to a total of 26 state award lists. Her critically acclaimed novels include Tangle of Knots, The Thing about Georgie and Umbrella Summer. Lisa Graff has an MFA from The New School in Writing for Children and is an adjunct professor at McDaniel College. She lives in Pennsylvania. www.lisagraff.com @lisagraff

Praise for Double Dog Dare…


Praise for DOUBLE DOG DARE:
 
“[A] perceptive and funny book….the way [Graff] handles her characters is spot-on.” –Booklist
 
“Readers will be hooked by the first chapter….All in all, an enjoyable, lighthearted read about a difficult topic.” –School Library Journal
 
“Graff's…story is lighthearted and humorous, but honestly addresses the emotions associated with divorce. Her characters' voices, interactions, and hangups are relatable, as they battle each other and adjust to their families' reconfigurations.” –Publishers Weekly

Product Details ISBN-10: 0399255168
ISBN-13: 9780399255168
Published: Philomel, 04/12/2012
Pages: 304
Language: English
Recommended Reading Level Minimum Age: 8
Maximum Age: 12
Minimum Grade Level: 3rd Grade
Maximum Grade Level: 7th Grade


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