This delightful chapter book introduces young readers to Cooper Clark, whose world takes an alarming turn when his regular babysitter gets a new job. Arrangements are then made for Cooper to spend his
This delightful chapter book introduces young readers to Cooper Clark, whose world takes an alarming turn when his regular babysitter gets a new job. Arrangements are then made for Cooper to spend his after—school hours with old Mrs. Mulligan?a plan he does not care for one bit! Everyone knows that Mrs. Mulligan has a real live dragon in her basement and although he has kept his fears secret, Cooper is very afraid of dragons. In order to avoid Mrs. Mulligan's dreadful pet, Cooper comes up with one zany plan after another. It isn't until he runs out of ideas that Cooper makes a most important discovery.
Filled with fun and very real emotion, Cooper Clark is sure to steal readers' hearts.
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Born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Valerie's ambition to become a writer was kindled when she was in grade six and living with her family in Lahr, West Germany, where her father was stationed. Her homeroom teacher praised her efforts and instilled in her a lifelong belief in her ability to write. Valerie has written several books for young readers and garnered many awards and nominations, including winning the Ann Conner Brimer Award for Children's Literature, the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People and was a finalist for the 2013 Governor General's Literary Award.