In Finn Reeder, Flu Fighter, 13-year old Finn is assigned to keep a journal for his English class. Little does he know that his journal will turn into a record of a major flu pandemic. Somehow, he survives infection, and as his school population dwindles, Finn faces down the school bully, draws comics, catches the principal ordering pizza, endures a string of bizarre substitute teachers, and even manages to study once in a while. By the time the month is over, he’s made it through the epidemic, gotten vaccinated, played the world’s strangest game of solo dodge ball, and – if he plays his cards right -- might even have found himself a girlfriend.
“Kids are curious and have real questions about H1N1. Our realistic and humorous story talks about the pandemic in a fresh new way, explaining the virus on a level kids can relate to and understand. It gives them facts without adding to their fears,” said Joan Berge, President of Capstone Publishers Fiction.
The book’s backmatter includes a glossary, further discussion questions, tips for staying healthy, and author and illustrator information. The free download offer is available until Jan. 1, 2010, at www.capstonepub.com/
Available Jan. 1, 2010
Finn Reeder, Flu Fighter
Interest Level: Grades 4-8
Reading Level: Grades 2-3
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