A Narrow Escape


Norris is always messing up: he steals from Georgia's lunches, he's an awful speller and, worst of all, he ruined Ms. Penfield's prize cactus. Really, though, he wants nothing more than to be liked. When a giant lobster is up for auction at the annual lobster festival, Norris's dad, the richest man in town, vows to be the highest bidder and make it a trophy. But Norris knows that won't win people's respect. Can Norris do the right thing for once?

A Narrow Escape is the second book in The Lobster Chronicles, a trilogy about how life changes for three boys in a small coastal town when a giant lobster is caught. Each book describes the same events through a different boy's eyes, making for three suspenseful, believable stories and an engrossing reading experience.

978-1-55453-642-9 | Mar 1, 2013
List Price: USD $15.95, CAD $16.95
BW 5 1/2 x 7 1/4 136 pages
Grades: 2 To 5 / Ages: 7 to 10

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Awards & Reviews

“A tough but realistic view of the inner workings of a rather nasty boy.”
— Kirkus Reviews, February 2013
“... a calm, character-driven read.”
— School Library Journal, September 2013
2013 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner

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