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No More Pranks

by Monique Polak

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marine life, environment, values & virtues
list price: $9.95
also available: Hardcover eBook
published: 2004
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
12 to 100
8 to 12
Reading age:
12 to 100
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Pete likes to play pranks. It doesn't matter what it is as long as it gets a laugh. When he impersonates his vice-principal on a radio call-in show, he goes too far and is suspended from school. Pete's parents send him to spend the summer working with his uncle, a whale-watching guide in a tourist town far from the city. When a whale is injured by a reckless tour guide, Pete struggles to save the animal. Then Pete has to pull the most important prank of his life to bring the guide to justice.

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Uncle Jean did the one thing you're never supposed to do in a kayak. He leaned over hard, so that all his weight bore down on one side of the kayak. And Uncle Jean is big. We were about to capsize.
Aunt Daisy's words rang in my head, like a song you can't forget, no matter how hard you try. "Three minutes until you lose sensation in your extremities."
I wriggled my fingers and toes. While I still could.

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Editorial Reviews

“Lots of action here, combined with nice insights on the clash between tourism and the preservation of natural environments.”


"[Polak] has captured the teenage mind while still making her point. A good read. Highly recommended."

— CM Magazine

"Polak develops Pete's character in a believable and satisfactory way. Her writing communicates her knowledge of the setting and her research on whales. Recommended."

— Canadian Book Review Annual
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Monique Polak

Monique Polak is the author of over twenty novels for kids and young adults. She has also written two nonfiction books for kids as well as a board book for toddlers. Monique teaches English literature, creative writing and humanities at Marianopolis College in Montreal.
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