Just One Flick of a Finger by Marybeth Lorbiecki

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A young boy takes a gun to school to scare off the bully who has been tormenting him, and the gun is accidentally fired during a scuffle.

About Marybeth Lorbiecki

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Marybeth Lorbiecki is the author of numerous books and articles about environmental issues. She currently works with the conservation group Pheasants Forever. David Diaz has illustrated numerous award-winning books for children, including "Smoky Night" by Eve Bunting, for which he was awarded the Caldecott Medal; "The Wanderer" by Sharon Creech, which received a Newbery Honor; and "Diego: Bigger Than Life" by Carmen T. Bernier-Grand, a Pura Belpre Honor Award winner. An illustrator and graphic designer for more than twenty-five years, he is also a painter and an accomplished ceramic artist. Mr. Diaz lives in Carlsbad, California.
Published September 1, 1996 by Dial. 40 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In spare verse that echoes the percussive sound of rap music, the story of a boy and a gun.

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Speaking with a staccato, rap-like cadence, the teenage narrator of this stark picture book for middle-graders sets the scene: ""The rule/ at my school/ is you're a fool/ if you can't get/ your hand on a gun."" So when his nemesis, Reebo, gets in his face, the narrator steals a revolver from his ...

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