Andy Shane, Hero at Last

By Jennifer Richard Jacobson; Abby Carter (Illustrator)
(Candlewick Press (MA), Hardcover, 9780763636005, 58pp.)

Publication Date: April 13, 2010

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A bicycle-decorating contest provides Andy with a humorous and highly appreciated opportunity to save the hometown parade.

There are two things Andy Shane wants more than anything — to win the contest for best-decorated bike in the parade, and . . . to be a hero. He has a great idea for the bike part, although high-strung Dolores is upping the ante with her paper-daisy-covered helmets for her and her cat. But the second goal has Andy stumped, until the parade is in motion and his eagle eyes catch the reason why the drum corps has suddenly thrown the marchers out of whack. Pass the baton to a lovably low-key hero as he saves the day in a new adventure for early chapter-book readers.




About the Author
Jennifer Richard Jacobson is a writer, teacher, educational consultant, editor, and speaker. She writes in many genres, from children s fiction to adult nonfiction. Among her books for younger readers are the Andy Shane early chapter books, illustrated by Abby Carter, the middle-grade novel Small as an Elephant, and the young adult novels Stained and The Complete History of Why I Hate Her. About Paper Things, she says, This story allowed me to think deeply about the kids I worry about: those who for one reason or another lose their foundation of support (or never quite had it), children with so much potential and yet they fall through the cracks. Jennifer Richard Jacobson lives in Cumberland, Maine.

BARBARA JOOSSE is the best-selling author of more than thirty books for children. She lives in a little stone house in Wisconsin. Visit her website at www.barbarajoosse.com.
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