Don't Shoot!

Chase R's Top Ten Reasons NOT to Move to the Country

Binding: Paperback

Imprint: Candlewick Press

Age 12+

General Fiction

"This is a rich and provocative story." — School Library Journal

Fourteen-year-old Chase Riley has just moved with his parents from Columbus, Ohio, to a farmhouse in the country, but it may as well be on another planet. For starters, there’s a plague of cicadas, but that’s nothing compared to the awesome appearance of deer in the woods — or strapped to hunters’ cars. Chase seeks refuge at his computer, blasting off droll commentary, until a freak accident involving his own dog changes everything. And that’s when he begins devising The Plan.

A Bank Street College Best Children’s Book of the Year

A West Australian Young Readers Book Award Reading List Selection


Michael J. Rosen is the acclaimed author, editor, and illustrator of some forty books for both adults and young people including the recent picture book "A Drive in the Country".

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