Book of the Week: Pay Attention, Carter Jones by Gary D. Schmidt
In this book
On a chaotic school morning, the last thing Carter Jones expects to hear is the doorbell. Imagine his surprise, then, when he finds a British butler at his front steps. A gentleman’s gentleman, to be exact.
When the Butler takes charge of the Jones family, Carter decides to rebel American Revolution style. But what he doesn’t know is that the Butler’s words will prove to be ever so important in the coming days: “Make good decisions and remember who you are, Master Jones.”
The publisher recommends it for ages 10-12. I think 12+ would be better. As in all of Gary Schmidt’s books, there are heavy themes (death, abandonment) that surface as the story progresses.
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Pay Attention, Carter Jones
A funny, moving tale from one of today's very best authors for young adults. What would you do if an English butler just showed up at your house one morning during the before-school frenzy? Absolutely delightful to read aloud (especially if you can pull off the butler's English accent!) Meet the author in his Author Access video replay in RAR Premium.
FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Carter Jones is astonished early one morning when he finds a real English butler, bowler hat and all, on the doorstep--one who stays to help the Jones family, which is a little bit broken.
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