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Sink or Swim

Bob Balaban - Author

Andy Rash - Illustrator

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ISBN 9780670012725 | 256 pages | 16 Jul 2013 | Viking Children's | 9.25 x 6.25in | 8 - 12 years
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There's a thief in town, and all signs point to twelve-year-old Charlie Drinkwater. Once you spontaneously morph into a giant mutant dinosaur in the middle of the school day, people will suspect you of just about anything. Charlie's teachers decide that all he needs is a little discipline, so they make him join the swim team. The only problem is, Charlie is terrified of the water. (He's terrified of a lot of things.) Charlie and his friends vow to apprehend the real criminal and clear Charlie's name. But when they discover who the actual thief is, Charlie's problems get a whole lot bigger . . . not to mention slimier, scalier, and smellier!


"A masterful mix of humor, mystery, and school-related problems. . . . Charlie is a likable and believable character who will appeal to reluctant readers." — School Library Journal


"The amiable drollery of The Creature From the Seventh Grade carries it a long way." — The New York Times



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