The Prizewinners of Piedmont Place by Bill Doyle

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Eleven-year-old Cal resorts to extreme measures to rope his reluctant family into taking a chance to win a shopping spree in the local megastore...The hero is really the entire family in this somewhat labored but cockle-warming series kickoff.
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The lovable wackiness of Modern Family meets zany contests in this delightful new series that will have readers laughing out loud!
 
Cal Talaska can’t wait for his family to win the Great Grab Contest! The prize? Twenty minutes to grab anything in the world-famous Wish Shoppe! He knows his family will leave the competition in the dust, but first he has to convince them to compete!
 
To get their eyes on the prize, Cal focuses on what his family wants from the Wish Shoppe—a gym for Mom, a whole orchestra for Dad, tools to build a spaceship for little sister Imo, and candy for baby brother Bug! Cal would do anything to get them to compete, even if that means tricking them into it . . . They’ll thank him later!
 
When it comes to the Talaskas, family always comes first. But can Cal convince them to go for first place too?


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About Bill Doyle

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BILL DOYLE is the author of Behind Enemy Lines: True Stories of Amazing Courage (Scholastic), the Crime Through Time series (Little, Brown), and the first Keats and Henry adventure, Attack of the Shark-Headed Zombie. He's also written for Sesame, Time for Kids, and Rolling Stone. He lives in New York City. Check out his Web site at BillDoyle.net. SCOTT ALTMANN did the cover illustrations for Hanging Hill, The Smoky Corridor, and The Black Heart Crypt. He likes sushi, playing guitar, and causing mischief.
 
Published July 12, 2016 by Random House Books for Young Readers. 192 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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on Jul 12 2016

Eleven-year-old Cal resorts to extreme measures to rope his reluctant family into taking a chance to win a shopping spree in the local megastore...The hero is really the entire family in this somewhat labored but cockle-warming series kickoff.

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