Fall 2021

Eddie Whatever

  • Interest Level: Grade 5 - Grade 8   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

Thirteen-year-old Eddie needs to do a community service project in preparation for his bar mitzvah. Against his better judgment, he ends up with a volunteering gig at Silver Brook Pavilion retirement home, where the residents call him “Eddie Whatever” rather than worry about remembering his last name. These old folks soon upend all Eddie’s assumptions about the boringness of the elderly. There’s a dramatic courtship unfolding, long-hidden secret identities, a rumor of a vengeful ghost, and a thief on the loose.

When suspicion falls on Eddie, he teams up with his fellow volunteer (and crush), Tessa, to solve the mysteries of Silver Brook.

Format Your Price
978-1-5415-7918-7
On pre-order until 11/02/2021
$13.49
978-1-7284-1741-7
On pre-order until 11/02/2021
$22.99
Interest Level Grade 5 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Fiction
Category SEL: A Self-Awareness, SEL: B Self-Management, SEL: C Social Awareness, SEL: D Relationship Skills, SEL: E Responsible Decision-Making, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2021
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Carolrhoda Books ®
Language English
Number of Pages 264
Publication Date 2021-11-02
Text Type Fiction—Humor
BISACS JUV033020, JUV013030, JUV028000
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5.25 x 7.5
Lexile 760
Guided Reading Level X
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Reviewed, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Reviews

Kirkus Reviews

“Short chapters and snappy first-person narration give this wide appeal. An enjoyable intergenerational story.”—Kirkus Reviews

Claudia Mills

“Comic, creepy, calamitous, and (in the end) completely satisfying.”—Claudia Mills, author of The Lost Language and Zero Tolerance

Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

“Eddie will win your heart.”—Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, author of No Crystal Stair

Doris Baker

Once again, Lois Ruby delivers a story middle-grade readers will relish!—Doris Baker, Publisher, Filter Press, LLC

Author: Lois Ruby

Lois Ruby is a former librarian and the author of 21 books for young readers. She divides her time among family, community social action, research, writing, and visiting schools to energize young people about the ideas in books and the joys of reading. Lois lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, and shares her life with her psychologist husband, Dr. Tom Ruby, as well as their three sons and daughters-in-law and seven amazing grandchildren, who are scattered around the country.

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Eddie Whatever

Thirteen-year-old Eddie needs to do a community service project in preparation for his bar mitzvah. Against his better judgment, he ends up with a volunteering gig at Silver Brook Pavilion retirement home, where the residents call him “Eddie Whatever” rather than worry about… View available downloads →