Takedown

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Product Details

Price
$8.99  $8.27
Publisher
Yearling Books
Publish Date
Pages
272
Dimensions
5.1 X 7.5 X 0.8 inches | 0.4 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780553521443

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About the Author

Laura Shovan's debut middle-grade novel, The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary, was a NCTE 2017 Notable Verse Novel and a Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year, and won a Cybils Award for poetry, as well a Nerdy Book Club award. Her son's experiences as a member of a travel wrestling team were the inspiration for Takedown. Laura and her family live in Maryland, where she is a longtime poet-in-the-schools for the Maryland State Arts Council. Visit her online at laurashovan.com, or follow her on on Facebook (facebook.com/laura.shovan.poet/) and on Twitter at @LauraShovan.

Reviews

Praise for Takedown:

"As the chapters alternate between the characters' perspectives, readers will quickly become invested, particularly when the tweens' goals eventually merge and they discover that a true wrestler is anyone with the courage to step on the mat." --Booklist

"Mikayla and Lev are winners." --Kirkus Reviews

"The characters are in their first year of middle school, which will appeal to both upper elementary and younger middle school audiences. . . . A solid choice." --School Library Journal

Honors and Praise for The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary:

Winner of a Cybils Award in Poetry
An NCTE Notable Verse Novel
A Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year
An ILA-CBC Children's Choice
Nominated to multiple state award lists

"This gently evocative study of change in all its glory and terror would make a terrific read-aloud or introduction to a poetry unit. A most impressive debut." --School Library Journal

"Sure to inspire the poet in all of us, young and old." --Mark Goldblatt, author of Twerp