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Rex Zero, The Great Pretender

Rex Zero, The Great Pretender

Tim Wynne-Jones

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)



Rex Zero's family is moving, again, this time to a different school district, and his old friends will probably forget he even exists. What's more, a trio of bullies is out to get him. Rex's wild and funny adventures continue as he stumbles into seventh grade, pretending to be someone he's not, and using his overactive imagination to resolve one of life's most vexing problems: just when everything is going well, why does it have to change?

Rex Zero, The Great Pretender

Chapter 1

The Sinister Sign Post

I'm sitting on the top step outside my house, my feet firmly planted about a foot apart, my hands out straight in front of me holding tight to the handle of the...

Praise for Rex Zero, The Great Pretender

“Genuinely wholesome, packed with affectionate humor, tension and joy.” —Kirkus Reviews, STARRED Review

“Wynne-Jones's gift for understatement, intelligent humor, and sharp characterization serves this third (and best) installment well as Rex must handle many issues of growing up” —The Horn Book

“The humor of Rex's first-person narration does not diminish Wynne-Jones's ability to deal with tough issues candidly, and the resolution fully satisfies. This title does stand alone, but it will be most appreciated in libraries where Rex already has a strong following.” —School Library Journal


Reviews from Goodreads

Tim Wynne-Jones

TIM WYNNE-JONES's highly praised books include Rex Zero and the End of the World, a Boston Globe–Horn Book Award Honor Book, and A Thief in the House of Memory, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults.

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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