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Bray, Libba.
New York : Delacorte, 2009
ISBN 0385733976
(2 booktalks)
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Booktalk #1

When Cameron Smith is diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease -- mad cow disease, he decides to take off on a quest like Don Quioxte before him.  He sets off to rescue the planet from an evil force.  Along on the quest is Gonzo, a teen dwarf.  Knowing Libba Bray, you just know this will be a totally off the wall adventure. And she delivers just that complete with talking yard gnomes, cults of happiness, Disney World and spring break

Booktalk #2

Going Bovine is one psychedelic retelling of Don Quixote. Thoroughly modern, it still manages to capture all the idealistic and confused humor of the original, with splashes of The Odyssey and The Wizard of Oz just to keep you on your toes.  (Michael Sullivan, Author and Children's Literature Expert,  Tales Told Tall)

SUBJECTS:     Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease -- Fiction.
                        Mad cow disease -- Fiction.
                        Dwarfs -- Fiction.
                        People with disabilities -- Fiction.
                        Automobile travel -- Fiction.

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