ROSIE SWANSON by Barbara Park


Fourth-Grade Geek for President
Age Range: 8 - 11
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 The stars of Maxie, Rosie, and Earl: Partners in Grime (1990) return, as odd a trio as any in middle-grade fiction. Narrator Rosie is running for president of her class; if she can't win, she'll at least take her opponents down with her. With an uncle in law enforcement, Rosie believes it's her duty to inform on wrongdoers: when she's the victim of sabotage by another candidate (cute soccer star Alan Allen), her retaliation is a ``secret'' note to her classmates alerting them to Alan's past--shoplifting as a first grader. Her tale is as bright and funny as they come, especially when plumpish Earl and too-smart Maxie are on the scene as reasonably loyal allies. Rosie loses the election--but somehow, readers will want to cheer her on to further adventures. (Fiction. 8-11)

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1991
ISBN: 0-679-82094-9
Page count: 114pp
Publisher: Knopf
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1st, 1991


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