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Thrill in the 'Ville Paperback – March 22, 2012

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Benjamin Press (March 22, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0983610614
  • ISBN-13: 978-0983610618
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 5.2 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,760,398 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A sixth-grade boy, whose quiet life is centered on playing soccer, has his world disrupted when his small college town is chosen to host a presidential election debate. The effects are humorous and well drawn. The political awakening of a bright young boy is a most timely story. --Blue Marble Books

About the Author

Patsi B. Trollinger knows about the hoopla that is part of a major political event. She hosted the media hall for the 2000 Vice Presidential debate held at Centre College in the small town of Danville, Kentucky. Now writing full time for young readers, Trollinger is happy to watch from the sidelines as another debate comes to Danville during the 2012 campaign season.

Trollinger is the author of Perfect Timing, which was honored as a Junior Library Guild selection. This picture book biography tells the story of Isaac Murphy, who rose from a childhood in slavery to become one of the nation s first sports superstars.

More About the Author

Patsi B. Trollinger grew up in the hill country of northeast Tennessee in a family that loved stories and books. By the third grade, she was interested in writing, and as a high school student she worked as a teen journalist for the Kingsport (TN) Times-News. She eventually fashioned a career out of words, creating stories about the people whose lives were intertwined with small liberal arts colleges. They included a deaf quarterback who led his hearing teammates to a 10-1 football season. A wealthy alum who used his considerable wealth to buy an entire island and try to found his own nation. And dozens of ordinary people who routinely said and did extraordinary things. Those stories gave Patsi an ear for character and voice, which now is reflected in the books she writes for young readers. Her first book, PERFECT TIMING, was honored as a Junior Library Guild selection and a CCBC Best of the Year. She currently is completing another biography and two middle-grade novels.

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You think you have problems when political ads take over your television? From a sixth grade boy's perspective, things could be a lot worse. A presidential debate is headed for his hometown and his summer is ruined when the soccer field is taken over by the media. Doug survives the ordeal and learns much about democracy. The author's hilarious and fresh approach to the subject will make this an enjoyable read for elementary and middle school students.
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