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Awards

  • Winner, Snow Willow Award (Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice), 2008
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Award (BC Young Readers' Choice), 2010
  • Short-listed, IODE Canada Violet Downey Award, 2008
  • Short-listed, Canadian Library Association Book of the Year For Children, 2008
  • Runner-up, Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award, 2009
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2008
  • Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year, 2007

Schooled Canadian Title

By Gordon Korman   

Scholastic Canada Ltd | ISBN 9781443124690 Ebook
224 Pages | Ages 9 to 12

Scholastic Canada Ltd | ISBN 9780545993210 Paperback
224 Pages | 5.01" x 7.74" | Ages 9 & Up

Capricorn (Cap) Anderson has never watched television. He's never tasted a pizza. Never heard of a wedgie. Since he was little, his only experience has been living on a farm commune and being home-schooled by his hippie grandmother, Rain. But when Rain falls out of a tree while picking plums and has to stay in the hospital, Cap is forced to move in with a guidance counselor and her cranky teen daughter and attend the local middle school.

While Cap knows a lot about tie-dying and Zen Buddhism, no education could prepare him for the politics of public school. Right from the beginning, Cap's weirdness makes him a moving target at Claverage Middle School (dubbed C-Average by the students). He has long, ungroomed hair; wears hemp clothes; and practises tai chi on the lawn. Once Zack Powers, big man on campus, spots Cap, he can't wait to introduce him to the age-old tradition at C-Average: the biggest nerd is nominated for class president—and wins.