Getting Him by Dennis Haseley

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Donald seeks revenge against Harold, the local misfit who wronged him, by pretending to be his friend to draw him out, but when Donald springs the trap and finds that Harold's deepest fears are revealed--so are his own.
 

About Dennis Haseley

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Dennis Haseley has written many books for children, including "The Invisible Moose, A Story for Bear,"" "and "Kite Flier," He lives in Brooklyn, NY. Ed Young has illustrated more than eighty books for children, including the Caldecott winning "Lon Po Po" and two Caldecott Honor books: "Seven Blind Mice" and "The Emperor and the Kite," Born in China, he now lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY.
 
Published October 1, 1994 by Farrar Straus & Giroux (J).
Genres: Children's Books. Fiction

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He wants to fit in with the cool kids, and when his super-bright, nerdy little neighbor Harold is responsible for the laming of Donald's dog, Donald gets his chance.

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Dr. Gravity) as a depressing place with no viable forms for teen expression and zero communication between blue-collar parents and their alienated offspring, sixth-grade protagonist and narrator Donald goes along with some tough classmates' plan to pay back nerdy Harold for willfully injuring Don...

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