Acting Up

By Ted Staunton
(Red Deer Press, Paperback, 9780889954410, 263pp.)

Publication Date: September 2010

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Sam Foster is six foot four, has learned how to Slouch to make himself appear more inconspicuous and draw less attention to himself. Sam is a talented drummer with his band ADHD. Sam is trying to figure out how to reach the levels of maturity that his parents hold out for him. He has to deal with his anarchistic girlfriend, Martha, who loves breaking rules, as well as managing issues with alcohol, driving permits, and earning the trust of his parents when they leave him alone with his friend Darryl for a weekend. Sam’s worst fear is letting people down. By the end, Sam has learned that he and his girlfriend aren’t suited for one another, and that adults aren’t as a mature as they let on.

About the Author
TED STAUNTON divides his time between writing and a busy schedule as a speaker, workshop leader, storyteller and musical performer for children and adults. His previous books include the well-loved Green Applestreet Gang series, the Cyril and Maggie series, the Morgan series, "Puddleman, Simons Surprise" and the acclaimed "Hope Springs a Leak." He has received numerous Canadian Childrens Book Centre "Our Choice" awards, a Silver Birch Award nomination and a Hackmactack Award nomination.
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