Say What?

Say What?

Illustrated by: James Bernardin
For Ages: 6 - 10
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Wait, what did you say?
Sukie is worried -- her parents are acting strange. When she runs in the house, her dad asks, "If all your friends jumped off a bridge, would you jump off a bridge too?" When she eats peas with her fingers, Mom yells, "You'll put an eye out with that thing!"
What is going on? She and her older brothers decide to investigate. And what they discover leads to a kids-against-parents war!
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  • Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | 
  • 96 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780689862564 | 
  • October 2005 | 
  • Grades 1 - 5
List Price $6.99

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Chapter 1

Sukie Rose Robinson was running through the living room with a big plastic tub of glitter in each hand.

All right, Sukie knew she was doing something wrong. She was only six years old, but Mom and Dad had already told her at least ten billion times, "No running in the house. This isn't a playground." And they'd told her at least five billion times, "You have to ask before you use glitter. And only at the kitchen table."

But Sukie wasn't trying to be bad. She was just in a hurry. She'd been making tissue-paper flowers in her room, and she'd thought of a cool way to put glitter on all the petals. She... see more

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Margaret Peterson Haddix
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Margaret Peterson Haddix

Margaret Peterson Haddix is the author of many critically and popularly acclaimed YA and middle grade novels, including The Missing series and the Shadow Children series. A graduate of Miami University (of Ohio), she worked for several years as a reporter for The Indianapolis News. She also taught at the Danville (Illinois) Area Community College. She lives with her family in Columbus, Ohio. Visit her at HaddixBooks.com.

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