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King Dork

King Dork
  

Includes a sneak peak at Frank Portman's new novel, Andromeda Klein --Cover.

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ISBN 9780385734509
Published 12 February 2008 by Bantam Doubleday Dell Pub
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Portman, Frank
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ISBN-13 9780385734509
ISBN-10 0385734506
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Bantam Doubleday Dell Pub
Imprint Bantam Doubleday Dell
Publication Date 12 February 2008
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Portman, Frank
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Personal Awareness & Social Issues
Crime & Mystery
Number of Pages 344
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 206mm
Spine: 20mm
Weight 318g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
Library of Congress Identity, Identity (Psychology), Schools, Fathers, Mystery and detective stories
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 48084

Description of this Book

Tom Henderson (a.k.a. King Dork, Chi-mo, Hender-fag, and Sheepie) is a typical American high school loser until he discovers the book, The Catcher in the Rye, that will change the world as he knows it. When Tom discovers his deceased father's copy of the Salinger classic, he finds himself in the middle of several interlocking conspiracies and at least half a dozen mysteries involving dead people, naked people, fake people, ESP, blood, a secret code, guitars, monks, witchcraft, the Bible, girls, the Crusades, a devil head, and rock and roll. And it all looks like it's just the tip of a very odd iceberg of clues that may very well unravel the puzzle of his father's death and-oddly-reveal the secret to attracting semihot girls. Being in a band could possibly be the secret to the girl thing-but good luck finding a drummer who can count to four. From the Hardcover edition.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review This book is for you if you're in a band or wish you were, if you loved or hated Catcher in the Rye, if you like girls or are one, if you've ever spoken Francais or Franglais, or if your high school has or had a dumb mascot. Basically, if you are a human being with even a vague grasp of the English language, King Dork will rock your world. <br>-John Green, author of Looking for Alaska <p> From the Hardcover edition.

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Author's Bio

Frank Portman (aka Dr. Frank) is also the author of Andromeda Klein and the singer/songwriter/guitarist of the influential East Bay punk band the Mr. T. Experience (MTX). MTX has released about a dozen albums since forming in the mid-1980s. Frank lives in Oakland, California. Visit him online at frankportman.com, look for him on Facebook, and follow @frankportman on Twitter.

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