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Recycling George

Recycling George

For Ages: 8 - 12
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Lots of kids think of running away from home. But what's a kid to do when his home runs away from him?

That's what happens to twelve-year-old George Honiker when his sister and brother-in-law move out of the Versailles Trailer Park while George is at school. Is it the end of George's world? Well, hardly! For the quick-witted, resourceful, and upwardly mobile George, it's the chance of a lifetime.

Faster than you can say "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous," George bunks in with his classmate Rennie Whitfield. Rennie just happens to be the richest kid in town. A motorboat for his birthday. Thoroughbred horses. A butler. Really nice clothes. It's life at the top for George, and he's more than ready to have it all...until he finds that the Whitfields have some very big plans for him, too!

Populated with a host of giddy, offbeat characters, Recycling George is a funny, exuberant story that also packs an emotional wallop.
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  • Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | 
  • 144 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781442429413 | 
  • December 2010 | 
  • Grades 3 - 7
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Chapter One

The school bus is old. The windows are cracked. Rust has broken out like acne on the chipped yellow paint. Intricate webs of silver duct tape fail to conceal the rips and cracks in the old vinyl seats.

The bus chugs along Mill Road. The rattles are almost deafening. As Mr. Tiani downshifts for the bridge the kids get a blast of the stink from the river below.

"Yuck!"

"Puke!"

"Gross!"

Holding their noses, the kids leap out of their seats. It takes only a second or two to slam all the windows shut. It has to be the all-time worst smell in the world. Rotten eggs, septic tanks, and the reptile... see more

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