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Calvin Coconut: Trouble Magnet

Authors: Salisbury, Graham
Lexile: 410,
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
BISAC/Subject: JUV039000, JUV019000, JUV005000
ISBN: 9780375893933, Related ISBNs: 037584600X, 0375893938, 0385737017, 0385906390, 9780375846007
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 160,
Audience: Children/juvenile
Synopsis: 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.
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