The Last Newspaper Boy in America by Sue Corbett

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Wil David canÕt wait to take over his brotherÕs paper route. For years it has been tradition in his family to hand over the route to the next boy in line on his twelfth birthdayÑand Wil is just about to turn twelve and get his chance to put his sidearm throw into action. But when the newspaper company cancels delivery to WilÕs small town, itÕs up to him to fight to save the route. Along the way, he unravels a carnival mystery, exposes a con artist, rescues his little town, and becomes a true hero.


 

About Sue Corbett

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Sue Corbett is the daughter of Irish immigrants and grew up in a Long Island neighborhood very similar to the one depicted in12 Again.Ms. Corbett has worked as a journalist for fifteen years in Missouri, South Carolina, Florida and, now, Virginia, where she lives with her husband and their three young children. As anyone who knows her will tell you, she reallyishalf-Looney. However, she has only been twelve once. (So far.)
 
Published August 29, 2009 by Puffin. 220 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Corbett overworks Wil’s futile attempt to acquire a recent newspaper story about events at the shady carnival’s prior stop, and one wonders why an ailing town endures its founding family’s lock on the sole newspaper route.

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But Wil discovers that he has more to contend with than losing his job when the town clairvoyant gives him some ominous advice—“You must watch carefully.” His suspicion mounts when the Cooper County Fair opens and no one is able to win the large cash prize in the Cover the Spot game.

Jul 27 2009 | Read Full Review of The Last Newspaper Boy in Ame...

Deseret News

Delivering the Cooper County Caller in small-town Steele, Penn., was a David family legacy — Wil's family has been the newspaper carriers for generations.

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