In a warm-hearted novel with over 40 illustrations, Linda Rogers and Rick Van Krugel have created a magical children's book that will appeal especially to young readers aged 6 to 13. The story tells of Jen and Odie who discover that their First Nations friend Frankie Zapper possesses magic, shamanistic powers. When their teacher, Mr. Smith, hurts Odie's feelings by making fun of his learning disability, strange things happen. This is a mystery story about friendship and loyalty, and three kids who stick together when they have problems with their families and at school. This story will make you laugh, unless you think turning a teacher into a parrot isn't funny. This time it is the kids who have the common sense and the grown-ups who learn from them.
Linda Rogers is a novelist, essayist, editor and songwriter and also past Victoria Poet Laureate and Canadian People's Poet. She has published twenty-nine books, appeared in a number of anthologies and been awarded national and international literary prizes. She lives in Victoria, taking dictation from her crow friends.
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