No Girls Allowed (Dogs Okay)

Illustrated by: Jim Paillot
For Ages: 8 - 12
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"This chapter has nothing to do with my pants."

So begins the story of Scab McNally, a fourth grader with a mission. Part inventor, part daredevil, Scab is determined to let nothing get in the way of convincing his parents to let him buy a dog -- especially his "smart times ten" twin sister, Isabelle.

When his newest invention, a sister-repellent spray (aka Isabelle's Smell), becomes a hit with the guys, Scab hatches a plan. He'll earn enough selling Isabelle's Smell to buy a dog, and then his parents will have to say yes, right? But one broken bottle of the mega-stinky concoction brings major disaster, not to mention a hazmat crew.

In the midst of his self-pity, Scab realizes that his drive to get a dog has hurt the people he cares about most. Will Scab be able to set things right? Find out in author Trudi Trueit's laugh-out-loud novel introducing the irrepressible Scab McNally to the world.
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  • Aladdin | 
  • 128 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781416975922 | 
  • February 2009 | 
  • Grades 3 - 7 | 
  • Lexile 480
List Price $17.50

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