Schooled

Schooled

Book - 2008
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Homeschooled by his hippie grandmother, Capricorn (Cap) Anderson has never watched television, tasted a pizza, or even heard of a wedgie. But when his grandmother lands in the hospital, Cap is forced to move in with a guidance counselor and attend the local middle school. While Cap knows a lot about tie-dyeing and Zen Buddhism, no education could prepare him for the politics of public school.
Publisher: New York : Disney/Hyperion Books, 2008, c2007.
Edition: 1st Hyperion paperback ed.
ISBN: 9781423105169
9780786856923
0786856920
Call Number: KORMAN
Characteristics: 208 p. ; 22 cm
Subjects: Hippies -- Fiction.
Grandmothers -- Fiction.
Bullying -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
Home schooling -- Fiction.
Middle school students -- Fiction.

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vpl_childrens Dec 15, 2015

Cap has spent his whole life being home schooled by his hippie grandmother on a farm. When an unforeseeable event forces Cap to enroll in a neighbourhood public school, Cap’s unusual style and actions make him a target for bullying. Ages 6-12.

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libraryjul
Jul 02, 2015

This is a great book! I would recommend it to anyone who wants a light, positive and hilarious read. It is not too realistic, but it is just plain silly how unaware of the outside world Cap is. I think this book is best for ages 10-14.

Golden_leopard127 Jun 22, 2015

Best book ever! Very interesting plot and character development. Good for ages 9 to 99!

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SkyLover13
Nov 02, 2014

great book! the day I finished it, I went out and bought it.

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ilikespies
Aug 28, 2014

This book was great.

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indigo_dolphin_229
Jul 03, 2014

I thought it was interesting how everyone thought Cap would the worst President ever and in a way he was but he was also their best ever.

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Jenny2017
Feb 11, 2014

I loved how random it was.

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ava378
Nov 21, 2013

Most amazing book ever! a must read!

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tayli170
Nov 28, 2012

Middle-school kids who are forced to THINK + tribute to the 70s = awesumm

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nimradar123
Jul 13, 2012

liked this book alot about how a kid doesnt need money and clothes to be popular. just a great personality matters! #imagineteencontest

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libraryjul
Jul 02, 2015

libraryjul thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 13

Golden_leopard127 Jun 10, 2015

Golden_leopard127 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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sweet8444
Jan 16, 2014

sweet8444 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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gembjorvik
Nov 27, 2013

gembjorvik thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 12

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blue_butterfly_984 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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blue_bird_951
Jul 18, 2012

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Feb 24, 2012

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Feb 24, 2009

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mirashah Feb 04, 2012

Capricorn "Cap" Anderson has lived on Garland Farm outside San Francisco, California with his hippie grandmother, Rain, all his life. One day, Rain falls out of a plum tree and breaks her hip, putting her in the hospital. Cap is put into public school under the care of a child services worker and her beautiful daughter while she is recovering. He does not fit in at Claverage Middle School (dubbed C Average by the students), because he is a vegetarian Buddhist, listens to 60's music, wears tie-dyed clothing, has long, unkempt hair, and practices T'ai chi on the lawn. Cap is only able to make one friend, Hugh, the former biggest nerd in school. Cap's arrival is great news for Zach Powers, the big man on campus. His plan is to follow the C Average tradition and elect the biggest nerd (Cap) as the eighth grade president. When Cap becomes president, he is more puzzled than ever, as he has no idea how to work with money, and Zach often leads him to fake student council meetings in nonexistent rooms. Zach encourages all of his friends and fellow students to make life difficult for Cap, doing anything they can to upset, make fun of, or confuse him. But as Cap begins to understand the outside world, the joke starts to turn on Zach.

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