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Emville Confidential

by Don Trembath

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list price: $8.95
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
published: 2007
ISBN:9781551436715
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
9 to 12
Grade:
4 to 7
Reading age:
9 to 12
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Awards
  • Commended, CCBC Best Books
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Description

Baron dreams of being like his favorite hard-boiled detectives: tough, sexy and in control. In reality he's anything but, as his older sister, Kitty, never fails to point out. When a new client presents herself at their backyard detective agency, Baron and his best friend, Myles, are suddenly at odds. Will Wilson, new in town and lonely, choose Baron or Myles—or neither? What happened to her sister's blue whale? And her sister? But the biggest mystery of all is whether Baron will ever tell Wilson how he feels.

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Excerpt

"What I do is weed out the real from the unreal, the fairy queens from the princesses, the sad people from the attention-grabbers." "Where am I in all that?" "I'm not sure yet, but it ain't lookin' good..."

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Editorial Reviews

"An engaging combination of humor and fledgling romance for middle schoolers."

— VOYA

"Trembath deftly manages to introduce ideas about gender equality, the grieving process, and a courageous acceptance of health problems without becoming didactic or losing his appeal to a pre-teen readership."

— Quill & Quire

"Quick paced dilemmas within the story keep the reader going...Recommended."

— CM Magazine
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Don Trembath

Don lives in the town of Morinville, Alberta with his wife, Lisa, their three kids, three laid back cats, and their neighbor's big dog.
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