Cassidy's Guide to Everyday Etiquette (and Obfuscation) (Hardcover)

By Sue Stauffacher

Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, 9780375830976, 304pp.

Publication Date: June 9, 2015

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Eleven-year-old Cassidy has just inherited a gift from her late great-grandmother. Unfortunately, that gift turns out to be a summer trapped in etiquette school. What good are manners, anyway, for a girl who dreams of living life on the road as a hobo er, knight of the road ?
As if trying to remember to keep her elbows off the table isn t bad enough, Cassidy's best friend, Jack, suddenly seems more interested in doing chores for the new teenage girl who's moved in next door than in fishing with Cassidy down by the river. Not even her classic epic pranks seem to be saving Cassidy from having her worst summer ever. It's time to face facts: growing up stinks.
Veteran middle-grade author Sue Stauffacher returns with a cranky, pranky, laugh-out-loud tomboy heroine who might just learn the hard way that manners do matter, and that people can change.

About the Author

SUE STAUFFACHER has been etiquette-challenged for most of her life, but her family lets her eat with them, anyway. She is the author of Harry Sue, Donuthead, and Donutheart, as well as the Animal Rescue Team series, among other books. Sue is also a frequent visitor to schools as a speaker and literacy consultant, drawing on two decades of experience as a journalist, educator, and program administrator. To learn more about her, please visit