Ellray Jakes Walks the Plank!

Ellray Jakes Walks the Plank!

By Sally Warner; Jamie Harper (Illustrator)

Viking Children's Books, Hardcover, 9780670063062, 112pp.

Publication Date: March 15, 2012


Dead goldfish + bossy girls = big trouble!

Things are going just swimmingly for EllRay. He's getting along with most of the kids at school. He's even getting along with his family. But then everything comes screeching to a halt when his younger sister accidently overfeeds Zippy, the classroom goldfish that EllRay was taking care of over spring vacation. Zippy is a goner. What is EllRay going to tell the kids in his third-grade class? Fortunately, most of them are sympathetic. But not bossy Cynthia. She sees this as an opportunity to blame Ell- Ray for her own mess-ups. Must EllRay now walk the plank for stuff that he didn't do?

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 Walks the Plank!

Praise for EllRay Jakes Walks the Plank by Sally Warner:

"The EllRay Jakes stories are just right for his real-life peers; short enough to be read by kids getting comfortable with chapter books and also enjoyable and authentic." —Kirkus