GERMY BLEW THE BUGLE by Rebecca C. Jones


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Another of Jeremy Bluett's get-rich-quick schemes is shattered by harsh reality. A school newspaper. How difficult could it be? Dazzled by the hope of steady income, sixth-grader Jeremy plunges in with enthusiasm--only to discover that everyone, including his overhelpful father, wants to get into the act; that there are two sides to every issue (even one as seemingly clear-cut as the school lunch menu); and that teachers become upset when you don't get your facts quite straight. Worse, Jeremy finds that he's not allowed to charge for the paper and that he must hand it over to Margaret ""Mouth"" MacElroy for typing. After many trials, The Bugle does come out, but Jeremy's triumph is shortlived: Margaret has added a few juicy items of her own, including an incident from Jeremy's past. . . As before, Jeremy's lack of foresight and willingness to own up to his mistakes will put readers solidly in his camp. Jones seasons the story with humor on several levels and peoples it with gentle caricatures.

Pub Date: Aug. 20th, 1990
Page count: 144pp
Publisher: Arcade--dist. by Little, Brown