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Vin and the Dorky Duet

Vin and the Dorky Duet
Vin and the Dorky Duet
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Magnetic compost heaps, man-eating bubble baths, and other disasters erupt when an inventive, trumpet-playing seventh-grader takes up his devious sister’s challenge. To win a David Beckham autographed soccer jersey—and avoid playing a duet with his sister at the student concert—he must befriend an unsociable nerd and introduce his sister to the nerd’s hunky, trumpet-playing brother. He sets off on his adventure with a brilliant game plan, until it starts to unravel. 

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Pages: 94
Reading Level: Advanced (9 to 13)
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-61244-091-0
Categories: Action Adventure, Boys
Features: Chapters
Keywords: humor, adventure, soccer, music, boys, challenge
Date Added: July 15, 2015
Vin and the Dorky Duet by Maggie Lyons Copyright  Maggie Lyons For more information see httpwwwmaggielyonsyolasitecom All rights reserved No part of this book may be reproduced in any manner without the written consent of the publisher except for brief excerpts in critical reviews or articles Chapter One I knew as soon as I walked through the door theyd hatched some kind of plot My mother and sister sat at the kitchen table grinning all over My sister s mouth stretched as wide as a sharks jaws in a feeding frenzy Vin Meg has the greatest idea for you both Mom said Right Megs great ideas are good for one person Meg My sister responded to my frown Seriously Vin youre going to love it Vin Trouble lurked around the corner when Meg called me Vin She only called me that when she wanted something Most of the time she called me Bevshort for Bevynbecause I hated the way it sounded like a girls name Why dont you two talk while you set the dining room table for dinner Mom said She clearly didnt  Maggie Lyons plan to be the first to spill the beans about their plot The dining room was across the hall from the kitchen so she wouldnt be in the middle of the world war that was on its way Someone coming to dinner Mom Meg asked We only used the diningroom table when we had guests Yes Uncle Jack Uncle Jack was a marine biologist and pretty cool for an old guy He knew a lot about deadly jellyfish why eels are slimy and stuff like that I grabbed some of Moms ginger cookies and lemonade and followed Meg into the dining room As Meg pulled the napkins and silverware out of the sideboard drawer I turned a chair around and sat so that the back of the chair came between Meg and me Heres the deal Meg slid the napkins across the table like a dealer throwing out cards to players at a poker game Were supposed to play in the Halloween concert right Im trying to forget the concert Blowing my lips off in front of a bunch of klutzy kids and parents who have no idea how hard it is to play a t