Friday, March 5, 2010

ARC Preview: We the Children – Keepers of the School by Andrew Clements

51db3knHlrL._SL160_ Amazon Book Stats:

  • Reading level: Ages 9-12
  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Atheneum (April 6, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416938869
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416938866
  • Genre: Adventure

    Book Info:

    We the Children asks:  Can a kid change the course of history?

    Benjamin Pratt's harbor-side school is going to be bulldozed to make room for an amusement park. It sounds like a dream come true ... or is it more like a nightmare? Something about the plan seems fishy, and Lyman, the new assistant janitor, seems even fishier. When Ben and his friend, Jill, start digging for answers, they find things that the people with money and power don't want them to see. Could the history hidden deep within an old school building actually overthrow a thirty-million-dollar real-estate deal? and how far will the developers go to keep that from happening? Ben and Jill are about to discover just how dangerous a little knowledge can be.

    One secret mission. One secret Society. Once chance to save their school from total destruction.

    Author Bio:


    Andrew Clements is an American author of books for children. Clements grew up in New Jersey and Illinois, United States. He worked as a teacher for seven years after college, but there was a money crisis, so he was fired, or RIFed. He started his literary career by writing the text for picture books, and went on to write children's novels. His first novel was Frindle, which still remains one of his best-known works. Most of his novels' covers depict a person, usually a child, holding something up to the reader.

    Mr. Clements taught in the public schools near Chicago for seven years before moving East to begin a career in publishing and writing. He lives with his wife in central Massachusetts and has four grown children. 

    His website is linked here

    Purchasing links for Amazon are US/UK/Canada, and The Book Depository Euro/AUD.

    This ARC was received from the publisher Atheneum - via Shelf Awareness. A big thanks to both.

    Review coming soon!

    Thanks for reading Layers of Thought.

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