Rex Zero, the Great Pretender

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Rex Zero, the Great Pretender

By Tim Wynne-Jones

Square Fish, Paperback, 9781250016737, 215pp.

Publication Date: March 5, 2013


In this installment from Tim Wynne-Jones, Rex Zero's family is moving again this time to a different school district, and his old friends will probably forget he even exists. What's more, a trio of bullies is out to get him. Rex's wild and funny adventures continue as he stumbles into seventh grade, pretending to be someone he's not, and using his overactive imagination to resolve one of life's most vexing problems: just when everything is going well, why does it have to change?

About the Author
Tim Wynne-Jones has twice won the prestigious Governor General's Award for Children's Literature in Canada, most recently for his novel The Maestro. He makes his home in eastern Ontario, Canada.

Praise For Rex Zero, the Great Pretender

* “Genuinely wholesome, packed with affectionate humor, tension and joy.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Wynne-Jones’s gift for understatement, intelligent humor, and sharp characterization serves this third (and best) installment well as Rex must handle many issues of growing up” —The Horn Book

“The humor of Rex’s first-person narration does not diminish Wynne-Jones’s ability to deal with tough issues candidly, and the resolution fully satisfies. This title does stand alone, but it will be most appreciated in libraries where Rex already has a strong following.” —School Library Journal