One-Third Nerd by Gennifer Choldenko audiobook

One-Third Nerd

By Gennifer Choldenko
Read by Maxwell Glick

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A funny, fast-paced, and heartfelt story from the Newbery Honor-winning author of the Al Capone series. Fifth grade is not for amateurs, according to Liam. Luckily, he knows that being more than one-third nerd is not cool. Liam lives in the Bay area near San Francisco with his mom and two younger sisters. Dakota is fascinated by science and has a big personality but struggles to make friends; Izzy, a child with Down syndrome, makes friends easily and notices things that go past everyone else. Dad lives across town, but he's over a lot. And then there's Cupcake, their lovable German shepherd, who guards their basement apartment. Recently, Cupcake has a problem--she's peeing in the house. The kids need to make enough money to take her to the vet before their landlord upstairs finds out. And Mom and Dad have said if Cupcake doesn't stop, they will find her a new home. But the kids will never let Cupcake go. Can they save her?

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Summary

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A funny, fast-paced, and heartfelt story from the Newbery Honor-winning author of the Al Capone series. Fifth grade is not for amateurs, according to Liam. Luckily, he knows that being more than one-third nerd is not cool. Liam lives in the Bay area near San Francisco with his mom and two younger sisters. Dakota is fascinated by science and has a big personality but struggles to make friends; Izzy, a child with Down syndrome, makes friends easily and notices things that go past everyone else. Dad lives across town, but he's over a lot. And then there's Cupcake, their lovable German shepherd, who guards their basement apartment. Recently, Cupcake has a problem--she's peeing in the house. The kids need to make enough money to take her to the vet before their landlord upstairs finds out. And Mom and Dad have said if Cupcake doesn't stop, they will find her a new home. But the kids will never let Cupcake go. Can they save her?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Choldenko continues to infuse the Alcatraz community with warmth and originality. Publishers Weekly, Starred
Choldenko's storytelling is compelling, portraying human decency as a force more powerful than heroism. Newsday
Rich characterization, tender drama, and sleuthworthy clues, this poignant mystery makes for a thoroughly satisfying conclusion to the landmark historical trilogy. Booklist, Starred
Choldenko's pacing is exquisite. . . . [A] great read. Kirkus Reviews, Starred
It is Liam’s quiet thoughtfulness and relationship with his sisters, especially his interest in their lives—Izzy’s Down syndrome social group “the Forty-Sevens” and Dakota’s impulsive experiments—that let him shine just as bright as his two extroverted sisters. Publishers Weekly, Starred
Reminiscent of Judy Blume's work, this endearing story will make many children laugh and allow some to see a part of themselves. Kirkus Reviews, Starred

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Author Bio: Gennifer Choldenko

Author Bio: Gennifer Choldenko

Gennifer Choldenko is an author and illustrator. She is the author of several children’s books, including Notes from a Liar and Her Dog, named a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, and Al Capone Throws Me a Curve, named a Newbery Honor book. She received a BA degree from Brandeis University, graduating cum laude with honors, and a BFA in illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design. She was the youngest in a family of four kids, and her quirky sense of humor made its debut at the dinner table when she was very young.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Humor
Runtime: 3.79
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English