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The Great Garage Sale
By author: Marilyn Helmer   Illustrated by: Mike Deas
Selling Points: "friendship, responsibility, skateboarding, problem solving, imagination, humor"
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: May/01/2013
Pages: 64
Fiction Ages 7-9
Price:  $6.95
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With the help of his wild imagination and enthusiasm, DJ, the hero of Adventures at Camp Lots-o-Fun, deals with one disaster after another—Super Stackers, "weeding" his mom's garden, facing Tiger the Terrible and a misspelled sign. But when DJ mistakenly sells the wrong box of jewelry to his new friend Sam at his grandma's garage sale, those disasters seem minor. Riding his beloved skateboard, Speedwell, DJ sets out to search for Sam, which is a challenge in itself. When he finally finds Sam, DJ is not prepared for the enormous sacrifice he will have to make to get the jewelry box back.
Library Media Connection - February 1, 2014
"Children who are beginning to read chapter books will find this engaging."
CM Magazine - May 24, 2013
"Will appeal to newly independent readers. Short sentences, large font and good spacing between lines make this an accessible read. Many readers, and their parents, will connect with the adventures of DJ, an irrepressible ball of energy who tries desperately to do the right thing."


CCBC Best Books, commended  CA  2013


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