Groundwood Books

Rex Zero, the Great Pretender

Written by Tim Wynne-Jones

For readers - 10 years old | Published September 01, 2009 | ISBN 9780888999467
JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General

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Regular price $12.95 CAD

224 pages | 8.630 in × 5.630 in
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About this book

Rex Zero, the Great Pretender

Tim Wynne-Jones

Rex Zero

Commended, Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Books: Historical Fiction

It's September 1963 when Rex is blindsided by some unexpected news. His family is moving again -- just to the other side of the city, as it turns out, but it might as well be the other side of the moon as far as Rex is concerned. In desperation, he secretly starts taking public transit back to his old school -- a plan that works just fine until he runs out of money.

When his sister Annie catches him stealing change from his mum's purse, sisterly blackmail becomes another problem. Not only that, but Rex has got on the bad side of Spew, the hockey thug bully from his old school, and Spew and his sidekicks Puke and Dribble are out to get Rex -- and they know where he lives. Rex ends up using his wits and lively imagination to get himself out of his pickle, with some sobering and surprising consequences.

About the Author

Tim Wynne-Jones

Tim Wynne-Jones is one of Canada's foremost writers for children. The author of over thirty-five books, he is a two-time winner of the Governor General's Award, as well as a two-time winner of the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award and of the Arthur Ellis Award. He is the recipient of many other prizes at home and internationally including the Edgar Award and the Vicky Metcalf Award for a Body of Work. In 2012 he was made an Officer to the Order of Canada. He lives in Perth, Ontario.

Awards and Praise
  • Commended Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Books: Historical Fiction, 2010
  • Commended Resource Links' Year's Best, 2010