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category: Children's Fiction
published: April 2005
ISBN:9781551433707
publisher: Orca Book Publishers

Quid Pro Quo

by Vicki Grant

tagged: law & crime, mysteries & detective stories, humorous stories
Description

Quid Pro Quo is a high-stakes, fast-moving legal thriller about real people, and funny people at that. Cyril MacIntyre's mother is a twenty-eight-year-old ex-street kid who drags her son to all her law school classes, then proceeds to get herself kidnapped. That aside, Cyril's life isn't too different from that of other thirteen-year-olds. He has all the usual adolescent issues to deal with: parent problems, self-esteem problems, skin, hair and girl problems. He just has legal problems too. And he's got to solve them if he wants to save his mother's life.

About the Author
Vicki Grant is the award-winning author of sixteen books for teens. Her books have been translated into fifteen languages. She lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia. For more information, visit www.vickigrant.com.
Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
9 to 14
Grade:
4 to 7
Reading age:
9 to 12
Awards
  • Winner, CBC Young Canada Reads
  • Long-listed, Garden State Teen Book Award nominee
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar nominee
  • Commended, Tayshas List
  • Winner, Arthur Ellis Award
  • Short-listed, Ann Connor Brimer Award nominee
  • Commended, Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Books of the Year
  • Short-listed, Edgar Allan Poe Award nominee
  • Commended, CCBC Our Choice
  • Short-listed, CLA Book of the Year for Children nominee
  • Commended, New York Public Library's Books for the Teen Age
  • Short-listed, Silver Birch nominee
Editorial Reviews

"The narrator of this thoroughly engaging whodunit is the smartest mouth on two legs any of us could expect to meet."

— The Globe and Mail

2006 New York Public Library's Books for the Teen Age list

— NY PL

&quotA narrative laced with lighthearted and self-deprecating humor…Fast-paced and funny.&quot

— Kirkus Reviews

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