Annotations for Trouble Magnet


Baker & Taylor
Although his mother has given him a great deal of responsibility as "the man of the house," fourth-grader Calvin has a hard time living up to her expectations, especially since he is having so much fun with his friends and working hard to avoid the bully of the school, in this exciting middle reader set in the tropical landscape of Oahu.

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Baker & Taylor
Nine-year-old. Calvin catches the attention of the school bully on the day before he starts fourth grade, while at home, the unfriendly, fifteen-year-old daughter of his mother's best friend has taken over his room.

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Random House, Inc.
Fourth-grader Calvin lives near the beach in Oahu with his mom and little sister. Mom says: "You're the man of the house." But Calvin's not great at being the man of the house, or taking care of his responsibilities. He's too busy having fun with his pals, and avoiding Tito, the bully.

Trouble Magnet is the first book in a new series for younger readers full of all the fun of growing up in Hawaii. It introduces a wonderful multicultural cast of characters, including Mr. Purdy, who calls his fourth-grade class Boot Camp; Uncle Scoop, who runs the lunch wagon at the beach; Ledward, Mom's 6'7" boyfriend; and gorgeous, intimidating, 15-year-old Stella-from-Texas, who arrives to be the live-in babysitter--and to step all over Calvin's turf.


From the Hardcover edition.

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