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The Cool Crazy Crickets Club

By David Elliott
Illustrated by Paul Meisel

A first chapter book for any kid who's ever started a club, joined a club, or wished he were in a club.

What do you do on a wide-open summer day, sitting on a porch swing with your best friend? Leo and Marcus decide, on this particular sunny morning, that they're going to start a club. But you can't have a two-person club. Luckily, along come Miranda and Phoebe, who make it four. And soon, everyone is very busy with important club business. What will the club's name be? Where will their clubhouse be? Who will be the club's mascot? And most important, what kind of club is it? Meet the Cool Crazy Crickets, a friendly bunch of neighborhood kids. With loads of colorful pictures by Paul Meisel, here's a perfect first chapter book for every kid who loves nothing better than hanging out with friends on a summer day.

  • Get both of the Cool Crazy Crickets books with The Cool Crazy Crickets to the Rescue, also out in paperback this season
  • A fun chapter book about a diverse group of friends, which was named a Bank Street College Best Book of the Year
  • Now available in a digest paperback

About the author

David Elliott says, "Before I began writing The Cool Crazy Crickets, I spent a lot of time eavesdropping on my son and his friends."He advises readers who want to writers to "develop the fine art of eavesdropping. Stare into space like you are thinking about something really important. Then, slowly lean in the direction of the people you are spying on. Try not to get caught. Some people don't like it." He lives in Warner, NH.

About the illustrator

Paul Meisel has a BA from Wesleyan University and an MFA from Yale University. He spent his junior year abroad at the Tyler School of Art in Rome. Paul has illustrated more than sixty children's books. He has also worked extensively in editorial and advertising.

ISBN: 9780763646592
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: April 1, 2010
Dimensions: 130 x 193mm, 48pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $13.99
New Zealand RRP: $15.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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