Ellray Jakes Is Not a Chicken!

By Sally Warner; Jamie Harper (Illustrator)
(Viking Children's Books, Hardcover, 9780670062430, 108pp.)

Publication Date: May 12, 2011

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Description
Eight-year-old EllRay Jakes is sick of getting picked on. But every time he tries to defend himself against class bully Jared Matthews, EllRay is the one who winds up in trouble. It's just not fair Then his dad offers him a deal: If EllRay can stay out of trouble for a week, they'll go to Disneyland But being good for one whole week is not so easy. . . .
This humorous and true-to-life story kicks off the EllRay series, which is just right for boys (and girls ) who are beginning to read chapter books.



About the Author
Sally Warner (www.sallywarner.com) has published more than twenty novels for young readers, including the Emma and EllRay Jakes series. She lives in Altadena, California with her husband and their not-so-miniature dachshund, Rocky.

JAMIE HARPER is the author-illustrator of ME TOO! and DON'T GROWN-UPS EVER HAVE FUN? Of MISS MINGO AND THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL, she says, "I like that this book is a blend of fiction and nonfiction, and that Miss Mingo is a funky, fun, contemporary teacher who just loves learning new things."


Praise For Ellray Jakes Is Not a Chicken!

-Warner is a dead-on observer of playground politics, and has a great ear for dialogue.+ -School Library Journal

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