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Fiction Ages 9-14
Pages: 176
Themes: "law, legal thriller, humour, humor"
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 01/04/2005
Lexile Level: 760
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Quid Pro Quo is a high-stakes, fast-moving legal thriller about real people, and funny people at that. Cyril MacIntyre's mother is a twenty-eight-year-old ex-street kid who drags her son to all her law school classes, then proceeds to get herself kidnapped. That aside, Cyril's life isn't too different from that of other thirteen-year-olds. He has all the usual adolescent issues to deal with: parent problems, self-esteem problems, skin, hair and girl problems. He just has legal problems too. And he's got to solve them if he wants to save his mother's life.

Quid Pro Quo is the winner of the Arthur Ellis Award and the CBC Young Canada Reads 2009 award. It has been nominated for numerous awards, including the Edgar Allan Poe Award and the Ann Connor Brimer Award.

NY PL - March 2, 2006
2006 New York Public Library's Books for the Teen Age list
The Globe and Mail - November 19, 2005
"The narrator of this thoroughly engaging whodunit is the smartest mouth on two legs any of us could expect to meet."


Ann Connor Brimer Award nominee  | 2006 | Short-listed
Arthur Ellis Award  | 2006 | Winner
Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Books of the Year  | 2006 | Commended
CCBC Our Choice  | 2006 | Commended
CLA Book of the Year for Children nominee  | 2006 | Short-listed
Edgar Allan Poe Award nominee  | 2006 | Short-listed
New York Public Library's Books for the Teen Age  | 2006 | Commended
Silver Birch nominee  | 2006 | Short-listed
Tayshas List  | 2007 | Commended
Garden State Teen Book Award nominee  | 2007 | Long-listed
Red Cedar nominee  | 2007 | Short-listed
CBC Young Canada Reads  | 2009 | Winner

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