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Ellray Jakes and the beanstalk

by Warner, Sally, 1946-

Format: Print Book 2013
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Can EllRay master the moves in time to win his friend back?

EllRay Jakes may be the shortest kid in his class, and he may get into trouble from time to time, but he can always count on his best friends Kevin and Corey. But lately, Kevin has been skateboarding with the meanest boy in class. Could EllRay be losing one of his friends?

Not giving up without a fight, EllRay asks his older neighbor to show him a few jaw-dropping skateboard moves--like ollies and kickflips. EllRay must learn as many tricks as he can before the secret boys-only third grade skate-off. But will it be enough?
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "EllRay Jakes is a small third-grader with big problems. When his best pal Kevin starts socializing with other kids, EllRay decides to take up skateboarding to impress his former friend. Meanwhile, amid the excitement of a class project about fables and folktales, EllRay learns some important lessons about being true to one's self. Fast-paced plotting bolsters a narration that feels genuine using the voice of a rare young African American male protagonist, Warner offers the same keen insight into young people's social relationships that readers have come to expect from EllRay and the whole host of relatable side characters.--Anderson, Erin Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Warner, Sally, 1946- EllRay Jakes.
Subjects Best friends -- Juvenile fiction.
Friendship -- Juvenile fiction.
Skateboarding -- Juvenile fiction.
African American boys -- Juvenile fiction.
Best friends -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Skateboarding -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
African American boys.
Best friends.
Juvenile works.
Publisher New York, New York :2013
Contributors Biggs, Brian, illustrator.
Audience Ages 6 and up.
Language English
Notes "Published simultaneously in the United States of America by Viking Children's Books and Puffin Books, imprints of Penguin Young Readers Group, 2013"--Copyright page.
Description 127 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
ISBN 9780142423592 (paperback)
0142423599 (paperback)
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