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Title:
Dustin Grubbs : take two!
Author:
Bonk, John J.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Little, Brown and Company, [2006]

©2006
Physical Description:
243 pages ; 20 cm
Summary:
Now in seventh grade, inveterate performer Dustin Grubbs is hoping to star in the school production of "Oliver, " but his father's continuing absence, his aunt's upcoming wedding, a possible role in a national television commercial, and some changes in his long-time friends all make this an especially confusing time for Dustin.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
810 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.7 8.0 109697.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 6.1 14 Quiz: 40607 Guided reading level: X.
ISBN:
9780316156370
Format :
Book

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Now in seventh grade, inveterate performer Dustin Grubbs is hoping to star in the school production of "Oliver," but his father's continuing absence, his aunt's upcoming wedding, a possible role in a national television commercial, and some changes in his long-time friends all make this an especially confusing time for Dustin.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-8-Dustin Grubbs, 12, has show-business aspirations like his dad, who moved from Buttermilk Falls to Chicago to be a stand-up comic. Unfortunately, the seventh grader's school must use athletic-department funds to produce the musical Oliver!, dividing athletes from "drama geeks." With no musical talent, Dustin finds himself in the middle, estranged from his friends and bullied by the star basketball player. On a class trip to Chicago, he spends time with his dad, auditions for a commercial, and finds and administers CPR to the principal's lost dog, the team's mascot. The boy is able to see his quirky family and his belligerent classmates as they really are, giving up his reward money for saving the pup for the good of the team. This fast-paced sequel to Dustin Grubbs: One-Man Show (Little, Brown, 2005) has believable characters, witty conversations, and a satisfying conclusion. -Mary Jean Smith, Southside Elementary School, Lebanon, TN (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.