EllRay Jakes Is a Rock Star by Sally Warner

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All the boys in EllRay's third-grade class have something they can brag about. Corey's on the swim team, Kevin is super tall, Jared's dad has an ATV. But EllRay's dad is a geologist - not much to brag about. After all, rocks are boring. Then EllRay sees the crystals in his dad's office, and they are really cool looking. If EllRay just "borrows" them to show his classmates, he knows they'd be impressed. And his dad will never have to know. It's a perfect plan . . . until things go awry.
 

About Sally Warner

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Sally Warner (www.sallywarner.com) has published more than twenty novels for young readers, including the Emma and EllRay Jakes series. She lives in Altadena, California with her husband and their not-so-miniature dachshund, Rocky.
 
Published September 15, 2011 by Viking Juvenile. 116 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The third installment in this series about third-grader with a penchant for "messing up" (EllRay Jakes Is Not a Chicken, 2011, etc.) revisits an unfortunately evergreen theme from the first book: bullying.

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Read full review > This second series entry (EllRay Jakes Is Not a Chicken, 2011) features an unofficial popularity contest and EllRay's struggles to extricate himself from the fix he gets into after he tries to take a shortcut to earn the respect of ...

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When bully Jared reveals he's after EllRay because EllRay once hurt his feelings, it feels a bit pat, although the resolution is realistic: The boys don't become best friends, but they learn to get along.

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This second series entry (EllRay Jakes Is Not a Chicken, 2011) features an unofficial popularity contest and EllRay's struggles to extricate himself from the fix he gets into after he tries to take a shortcut to earn the respect of his classmates.

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Our star rating assesses the media's overall quality.Find out more Parents need to know that this is the second book in Sally Warner's EllRay Jakes series, following EllRay Jakes is Not a Chicken.

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Gr 1–3—A bragging contest in EllRay Jakes's third grade class quickly morphs into a risky game of one-upmanship with EllRay caught in the center. Initially, he tries to persuade his family to buy an ATV, but in an effort to place himself on the class popularity map, EllRay impulsively dec

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