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. Volume XI Number 4 . . . . October 15, 2004
Alex didn't need to get into any more trouble. His best friend, Sam, and his brilliant ideas always seemed to land them in some kind of mischief. However, when the new girl, Twilight Stevens, arrives in their Grade Six classroom three weeks into the year, Alex finds himself on an adventure he will never forget. Twilight, with her brilliant red hair and multiple ear piercings, is convinced that it is cool to be dangerous and soon becomes friends with both Alex and Sam.
While sitting on the bench outside the barbershop in the little town of Farmingdale, Twilight mentions that she has tickets to the biggest rock concert of the season and she was going to invite her new friends. However, Twilight's father is no longer able to take them, and they have no way of getting to New York. When Sam finds out the concert will be held in Madison Square Gardens, he decides to come up with a plan. Being the most sensible one of the three, Alex tries to convince his friends that it will be impossible to attend the concert. But after listening to Sam, all three agreed that it was a wonderful idea and that perhaps they will be able to pull it off without getting caught. Or would they?
I've Got an Idea takes the reader on a wild chase as Sam, Alex and Twilight find themselves sneaking to New York to attend an awesome rock concert. Just sneaking away without telling his parents the whole truth made Alex nervous, but, as their adventure begins, these three friends find themselves in more trouble than they can bargain for. Will their parents find out that they went to the concert unsupervised? Will these three students get into more trouble? This book keeps readers in suspense and captivates their attention as they continue to read the pages to find out what will happen next. It is an action packed story about friendship, trust and having fun.
Eric Walters is an elementary teacher, soccer and basketball coach, and a crisis worker. These experiences, along with being a father of three children, allow him to write books that are of great interest to juvenile readers. The language and pace of the book are appropriate for the intended audience.
Georgie Perigny is a Teacher's Assistant at Eckville Elementary School in Alberta and is currently obtaining her Bachelor of Education degree through the University of Alberta at Red Deer College.
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