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category: Children's Fiction
published: Oct 2017
publisher: Orca Book Publishers


by Ted Staunton

tagged: film, music, humorous stories

When first-year film student Spencer O'Toole is asked to make a music video for a band, he leaps at the chance. But Jerry, Spencer's dad, shows up, and somehow the band assumes he's in charge, despite the fact that he has zero background in film. And then there's Scratch, violent gang member turned sleazy music producer, who keeps making big promises but fails to deliver on a single one. Spencer has no idea how he's going to get this thing made. When the band invites him and his dad up to a cottage for the weekend, Spencer takes the opportunity to ditch Jerry. But one small fib snowballs into dozens of lies, and soon Spencer finds himself in way over his head.

About the Author

Ted Staunton

TED STAUNTON has written numerous books for young people, including books featuring Morgan and his group of friends. Ted also writes and plays music with many people, including his son Will and other members of the Maple Leaf Champions Jug Band. His website is www.tedstauntonbooks.com.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
9 to 12
4 to 7
Reading age:
9 to 12
Editorial Reviews

"With some deftly chosen details and authentic dialogue, Spencer, his parents, Scratch, and the members of BlueGrap not only come to life, they practically jump off the page…Staunton's writing is tight, the pacing is perfect, and the plot has some nice surprises. POV is another great addition to Orca's 'Limelights' series. While it may be intended for reluctant readers, POV will likely be enjoyed by all. Highly Recommended. "

— CM Magazine

"Spencer continues to be an affable, imaginative and sometimes bumbling protagonist whose experiences working at Starbucks and interacting with his parents make him a very relatable and likeable character. The novel also unpacks Spencer's creative process. Readers with a budding interest in film will be delighted to follow the steps Spencer takes to shoot and edit the music video, while also meditating on the source of his inspiration. POV is an entertaining story that will satisfy Ted Staunton fans. It is a recommended addition to personal, library and school collections serving a youth audience."

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