Donavan's Double Trouble

Donavan's Double Trouble

By Monalisa Degross; Amy June Bates (Illustrator)

Amistad Press, Hardcover, 9780060772932, 180pp.

Publication Date: December 2007


Donavan thought that fourth grade would be his best year ever. Instead, it's turning out to be nothing but trouble:

1. He's failing math class.

2. If his grades don't improve, his whiz-kid younger sister will have to tutor him

3. When his beloved Uncle Vic returns from overseas combat as a paraplegic, everyone else is happy that he's safe at home. But all Donavan feels is uncomfortable and sad.

4. Grandma insists on inviting Uncle Vic to the biggest family event of the school year, and she's not taking no for an answer But what will the other kids think when they see Uncle Vic in a wheelchair?

From the author of Donavan's Word Jar comes an inspiring story that explores what it means to be a hero.

About the Author
Monalisa DeGross wrote Donavan's Word Jar and Granddaddy's Street Songs. She works at the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore as Project Manager of the Family Reading Circle, where she meets and observes children of all ages. Ms. DeGross lives in Baltimore, Maryland, near her children, Donavan and Nikki, and her grandchildren, Shaundrea, Annalisa, and August. In addition to her work as an author, she is also a locally celebrated playwright.

Amy June Bates has illustrated many books for children, including "That s What I d Do" by singer-songwriter Jewel and "The Dog Who Belonged to No One" by Amy Hest. She lives in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, with her husband and three children.