So what if Stuey isn’t the world’s best reader, is only allowed to trick or treat around one block, doesn’t get to play on his soccer dream team, and has to put up with the most annoying girl on the planet. Somehow Stuey always makes life work and when he puts his mind to it, he can survive anything—even second grade. This hilarious collection of linked short stories, interspersed with sprightly line drawings, marks an impressive chapter book debut.
About the Author
Jane Schoenberg is an award-winning author and songwriter for children. Her songs have been featured on National Public Radio and kids' music programs across the country.
Cambria Evans studied graphic design at Rhode Island School of Design.
She and her husband, Kari, live and work as freelance illustrators in
Brooklyn, where they celebrate Halloween every day.
"...this small volume is well designed for readers who are moving up to chapter books." –Booklist Online “Jane Schoenberg has crafted a lovely transition — an easy-to-read chapter book with a few simple drawings.” –USA Today “Each story neatly encapsulates a dilemma to which most young readers will be able to relate. There are enough laughs to keep them engaged, and pen-and-ink illustrations bring the colorful characters to life.” -SLJ
“Stuey is like many second graders, which is why young readers will eagerly want to read about him.” –Parents Express Philadelphia
“Stuey’s fans will be crossing their fingers for a sequel.” –Kirkus Reviews
“His [Stuey] humorous narration has an authentic robustness that suits his personality as well as making this an excellent choice for a group readaloud.” –Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“Readers will easily recognize analogues to Stuey and his crew in their own lives and welcome more of his adventures.” -Publishers Weekly
"Kids will love Stuey’s daring schemes, laugh hard and long at his missteps, and sympathize with his hidden fears."—Ann Cameron, author of The Stories Julian Tells