Book 2 in the Charlie Bumpers vs series by Bill Harley

Charlie Bumpers vs. the Really Nice Gnome

Harley magically weaves the simple lesson that people, even teachers, can surprise you. Readers will be waiting to see how Charlie faces his next challenge.

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Harley has the rare gift of getting inside a gradeschooler's head.

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Charlie is personable and well-rounded as a Ramona Quimby-esque protagonist who faces a series of kid-familiar challenges in trying his best to do the right thing... Charlie Bumpers' first adventures are the start of a series, and readers will welcome him as a bumbling but generous addition to the ranks of novels for novices.

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