Trouble Next Door

Karen English (Author) Laura Freeman (Illustrator)
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Description

Featuring African American and Latino boys, The Carver Chronicles are high-interest, low reading-level stories from an award-winning author and former elementary school teacher full of kid-friendly charm and universal appeal.

"A pleasing addition to a series in which diverse readers can recognize themselves in starring roles." --Kirkus Reviews

"Another warm and approachable outing with the [Carver School] gang." --The Bulletin

Third-grader Calvin is dealing with his next-door neighbors moving away--and the school bully moving in. Meanwhile, competition at the school science fair is heating up, and Calvin must decide what to do when his data doesn't prove his theory. This lively installment in a chapter book series about a diverse group of elementary schoolers offers spot-on storytelling, relatable characters and situations, and plenty of action.

Product Details

Price
$6.99  $6.43
Publisher
Clarion Books
Publish Date
March 13, 2018
Pages
144
Dimensions
5.0 X 0.5 X 7.6 inches | 0.26 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781328900111

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About the Author

Coretta Scott King Honoree Karen English is the author of It All Comes Down to This and the Carver Chronicles and Nikki and Deja series. She lives in Los Angeles, California.

Laura Freeman has illustrated many books, including her own Natalie's Hair Was Wild! and the Carver Chronicles series. She lives near Atlanta, Georgia. www.lfreemanart.com.

Reviews

Praise for The Carver Chronicles

"Many independent readers, particularly boys, will identify with these . . . appealing and likeable characters."--Kirkus

"A much-needed story in which African American boys can see themselves reflected in a positive light, completely free of the usual tropes."--Booklist

"Chapter book readers have few options if they want to read about urban boys of color; here's hoping for more."--The Horn Book