"Give me a dollar or I'll spit on you."..Meet Bradley Chalkers. He's the oldest child in the class. He tells ENORMOUS lies. He picks fights with girls. The teachers say he has 'serious behaviour problems'. And no one likes him Except Carla, the new school counsellor. She thinks Bradley is sensitive and generous, and she even enjoys his far-fetched stories. Carla knows that Bradley could change, if only he weren't afraid to try. Sometimes the hardest thing in the world is believing in yourself...A heartwarming story of isolation, bravery and acceptance from the bestselling author of Holes, Louis Sachar.
Bradley Chalkers IS the oldest kid in the fifth grade. He tells enormous lies. He picks fights with girls. No one likes him--except Carla, the new school counselor. She thinks Bradley is sensitive and generous, and knows that Bradley could change, if only he weren't afraid to try. But when you feel like the most-hated kid in the whole school, believing in yourself can be the hardest thing in the world. . . .
Poor Principal Walter Russ. He's "desperate" for designer Florence Waters to renovate the school's disgusting basement bathrooms, and the stress is causing him to get, "ahem, " all clogged up. Luckily, during their stressful summer-school internships, the sixth graders discover the perfect way for everyone to relax: by enjoying an ancient Roman spa and bath buried in the school's basement " Includes a classroom activity."