Double Dog Dare

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Double Dog Dare

By Lisa Graff

Philomel Books, Hardcover, 9780399255168, 290pp.

Publication Date: April 12, 2012

Description
What would you do to win a dare war?
In a humorous and insightful novelabout dares, divorce and friendship, Lisa Graff tells the story of fourth-graders Kansas Bloom and Francine Halata, who start out as archenemies, until--in a battle of wits and willpower--they discover that they have a lot more in common than either would have guessed.
This dual-perspective novel will appeal to girls and boys alike--and to anyone who has ever wanted anything so badly that they'd lick a lizard to get it.
Praise for DOUBLE DOG DARE
A] perceptive and funny book .the way Graff] handles her characters is spot-on. --"Booklist"
Readers will be hooked by the first chapter .All in all, an enjoyable, lighthearted read about a difficult topic. --"School Library Journal"
Graff's story is lighthearted and humorous, but honestly addresses the emotions associated with divorce. Her characters' voices, interactions, and hangups are relatable, as they battle each other and adjust to their families' reconfigurations. --"Publishers Weekly.


About the Author
Lisa Graff is an award-winning novelist whose books have been named to a total of26 state award lists. Her critically acclaimed novelsinclude "Tangle of Knots, The Thing about Georgie "and "Umbrella Summer."Lisa Graffhas an MFA from The New School in Writing for Children andis an adjunct professor at McDaniel College. She lives in Pennsylvania. www.lisagraff.com @lisagraff"


Praise For Double Dog Dare

Praise for DOUBLE DOG DARE:
 
“[A] perceptive and funny book….the way [Graff] handles her characters is spot-on.” –Booklist
 
“Readers will be hooked by the first chapter….All in all, an enjoyable, lighthearted read about a difficult topic.” –School Library Journal
 
“Graff's…story is lighthearted and humorous, but honestly addresses the emotions associated with divorce. Her characters' voices, interactions, and hangups are relatable, as they battle each other and adjust to their families' reconfigurations.” –Publishers Weekly