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The Prizewinners of Piedmont Place

by Doyle, Bill H., 1968-

Format: Print Book 2016
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 9 copies
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Bethel Park Public Library Juvenile Fiction juv DOYLE Bill
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Moon Township Public Library Juvenile Fiction JF DOYLE Bill
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Moon Township Public Library Book Battle STORAGE
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Moon Township Public Library Book Battle STORAGE
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Summary
One lucky family is about to win big! The prize? Twenty minutes to grab anything-and maybe even everything-in the world-famous Wish Shoppe. Cal Talaska knows his family was born to win. But before he can prove it, he needs to convince his family to compete. You've gotta be in it to win it, right? That means Cal needs to focus on what they want.
Dad wants a new piano . . . no, a whole orchestra! Mom has her eye on a new home gym...which might be hard to grab! His little sister Imo needs tools to build a spaceship. And baby brother Bug? He just wants candy! (To share with the beloved family dog, of course!) But what about Cal? He just wants to win . . . or maybe he has something to prove? There's only one way to find out. Let the contest begin!
This hilarious new series features a loveable family, high stakes, and hijinks.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The Wish Shoppe part WalMart, part Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory is set to open soon, and one family will win a shopping spree. Cal Talaska knows his family is destined to win, but his mom thinks the contest is silly, and his dad does not want to compete against his boss, Mr. Wylot. Cal tricks them into entering but must now convince them to continue against the stiff competition the Rivales wear matching outfits and move like clockwork, the Wylots practically own the town. The characters are larger than life. Cal's sister, Imo, is a budding space scientist, while baby brother Bug doesn't talk except to bark with the dog, and Mrs. Talaska collects trivia and punctuates her speech with cheese references (What the provolone is going on?). The breakneck pace, outlandish characters, and implausible plot create a funny, light story. The illustrations portray Cal's family as indistinctly multiracial, providing needed diversity undertones to the genre of not-quite-realistic fiction. Hand this to fans of Nickelodeon shows looking for a change of medium.--Harold, Suzanne Copyright 2016 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In this fun series opener from Doyle (Attack of the Shark-Headed Zombie), fifth-grader Cal Talaska is determined to win the Wish Shoppe Great Grab contest, a multifamily competition involving puzzle solving, physical feats, and more. Winners get to keep anything they can grab from the megastore's shelves in 20 minutes, and Cal believes that coming out on top will earn his quirky, financially shaky family the respect it deserves. The Talaskas, however, are not interested in participating, especially since Cal's father's boss, Mr. Wylot, is determined to win the contest by any means necessary. Cal's classmate Leslie Wylot isn't helping matters, either. "It's not personal," she tells Cal. "People just have to know their place in life, that's all. There are the winners and there are the losers." As the Wylots leverage their power and employ devious methods to control the contest, Cal and his family rely on their wits and courage to stand up for themselves and salvage their chance to win. Cal's fortitude in the face of adversity may inspire readers to do the same. Final art not seen by PW. Ages 8-12. (July) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Family life -- Fiction.
Contests -- Fiction.
Stores, Retail -- Fiction.
Humorous stories.
Families -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :2016
Edition First edition.
Other Titles Prize winners of Piedmont Place
Contributors Jack, Colin, illustrator.
Language English
Description 185 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780553521771
0553521772
9780553521788
0553521780
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