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Power Chord

Orca Book Publishers | Orca Currents


At a Battle of the Bands event, Ace and his best friend Denny notice that girls like musicians, no matter how dorky the dudes might be. Having, so far, been severely challenged when it comes to meeting girls, they decide to start a band. Ace discovers that he loves playing guitar and electric bass. While Denny tweets their every move and their clean-freak drummer, Pig, polishes everything in sight, Ace tries to write a song that will win at the next local teen songwriting contest. It's more difficult than he thought it would be. When Denny brings a great tune to rehearsal, Ace is devastated that Denny, who rarely practices, is a better songwriter than he is. The contest is only days away when Ace discovers that Denny stole the song, and Ace has to decide if winning is worth the lie.

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Ted Staunton divides his time between writing and a busy schedule as a speaker, workshop leader, storyteller and musical performer for children and adults.

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Jump Cut

Orca Book Publishers | Seven (the Series)


Spencer loves movies, but real life is boring, right? When his late grandfather's will reveals the tasks he wants his grandsons to undertake, Spencer thinks he got screwed. He's not going to France or Spain or Africa. He's not even getting a cool tattoo, like his younger brother. No, he's going to Buffalo to get a kiss from an ancient movie star. Gross. And he's supposed to film it. Grosser. But Spencer hasn't bargained on Gloria Lorraine, star of the silver screen back in the day. Gloria has big plans - plans that involve her granddaughter AmberLea, a gun, a baker who might be a gangster, some real gangsters and a road trip to Nowheresville, Ontario. After being shot at, jumping into an icy lake and confronting some angry bikers, Spencer finally realizes that real life can be as exciting (and dangerous) as reel life.

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Ted Staunton divides his time between writing and a busy schedule as a speaker, workshop leader, storyteller and musical performer for children and adults. His previous books include the well-loved Green Applestreet Gang series, the Cyril and Maggie series, the Morgan series, Puddleman, Simon's Surprise, several titles in the Dreadful Truth series including the Canadian Children's Centre Our Choice selection The Dreadful Truth: Confederation, and the acclaimed Hope Springs a Leak, which was shortlisted for both a Silver Birch Award and a Hackmatack Award.

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Who I'm Not

Orca Book Publishers | Young Adult Novels


Danny has survived everything life has thrown at him: being abandoned at birth, multiple abusive foster homes, life as a con man in training. But when his latest "protector" dies suddenly, Danny has to think fast or he'll be back in foster care again. He decides to assume the identity of a boy who disappeared three years before. If nothing else, he figures it will buy him a little time. Much to his astonishment, his new "family" accepts him as their own, despite the fact that he looks nothing like their missing relative. But one old cop has his suspicions about Danny, and he's not about to declare the case closed. Inspired by a true story, Who I'm Not is a powerful portrait of a boy whose identity is as fluid as a river and as changeable as a chameleon's skin.

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Ted Staunton divides his time between writing and a busy schedule as a speaker, workshop leader, storyteller and musical performer for children and adults. His previous books include the well-loved Green Applestreet Gang series, the Cyril and Maggie series, the Morgan series, Puddleman, Simon's Surprise, several titles in the Dreadful Truth series including the Canadian Children's Centre Our Choice selection The Dreadful Truth: Confederation, and the acclaimed Hope Springs a Leak, which was shortlisted for both a Silver Birch Award and a Hackmatack Award. Ted lives in Port Hope, Ontario.

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Ace's Basement

Orca Book Publishers | Orca Currents


Following the demise of his first band, Ace has started a duo called Two with Lisa, a girl he has a huge crush on. As Ace and Lisa get serious about their music, Denny, Ace's hapless friend, tries to help out by filming their every move so that he can create the ultimate music video. As a joke, Denny puts together a Two video capturing all of the embarrassing moments, moments that Lisa in particular doesn't want shared. Somehow, the video gets posted on YouTube. Lisa and Ace find themselves starring in the latest comedic viral video. Lisa is humiliated and refuses to talk to Ace, until their fame turns out to have positive results.

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Ted Staunton divides his time between writing and a busy schedule as a speaker, workshop leader, storyteller and musical performer for children and adults. His previous books include the well-loved Green Applestreet Gang series, the Cyril and Maggie series, the Morgan series, Puddleman, Simon's Surprise, several titles in the Dreadful Truth series including the Canadian Children's Centre Our Choice selection The Dreadful Truth: Confederation, and the acclaimed Hope Springs a Leak, which was shortlisted for both a Silver Birch Award and a Hackmatack Award. Ted lives in Port Hope, Ontario.

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Coda

Orca Book Publishers | The Seven Sequels


When his brother Bunny vanishes from the Toronto City Hall skating rink, Spencer, a budding filmmaker, finds himself plunged into the stuff of movie thrillers: kidnapping, terrorists, intrigue, a missing document, a world-famous pop star, disguises, romance and a rogue alligator. As he races the clock to save his brother, he must sort the real from the make-believe and unravel a murder mystery involving his grandfather. The last time Spencer got tangled up in an adventure from his grandfather’s past, he didn’t believe it was for real. Now he can’t get anyone to believe him when he says that Bunny has been kidnapped and that someone is going to die.

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Ted Staunton divides his time between writing and a busy schedule as a speaker, workshop leader, storyteller and musical performer for children and adults. His previous books include the well-loved Green Applestreet Gang series, the Cyril and Maggie series, the Morgan series, Puddleman, Simon's Surprise, several titles in the Dreadful Truth series including the Canadian Children's Centre Our Choice selection The Dreadful Truth: Confederation, and the acclaimed Hope Springs a Leak, which was shortlisted for both a Silver Birch Award and a Hackmatack Award. Ted lives in Port Hope, Ontario. For more information, visit www.tedstauntonbooks.com.

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Speed

Orca Book Publishers | 7 Prequels


How can you liven up a boring camping trip with your grandpa and your younger brother? Spencer has the answer: lose the new cell phone you weren't supposed to bring with you. Add a War of 1812 reenactment, a student film crew, an old flame of Grandpa's, Laura Secord's cowbell and a larcenous hardcore history buff, and you get a weekend that gives Spencer his first taste of independence and maybe a glimpse of his future, by way of the past.

In this funny prequel to Jump Cut and Coda, the goofy and creative Spencer gets caught up in a War of 1812 reenactment.

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Ted Staunton is the prize-winning author of many books for young people, from long-time picture book favorite Puddleman, to young adult novels, including Who I'm Not . Over the years he's also performed and led workshops everywhere from Inuvik to Addis Ababa. When not writing stories, Ted writes music and plays in the Maple Leaf Champions Jug Band. Born very young, Ted is now older and lives with his family in Port Hope, Ontario. For more information, visit www.tedstauntonbooks.com.

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POV

Orca Book Publishers | Orca Limelights


When first-year film student Spencer O'Toole is asked to make a music video for a band, he leaps at the chance. But Jerry, Spencer's dad, shows up, and somehow the band assumes he's in charge, despite the fact that he has zero background in film. And then there's Scratch, violent gang member turned sleazy music producer, who keeps making big promises but fails to deliver on a single one. Spencer has no idea how he's going to get this thing made. When the band invites him and his dad up to a cottage for the weekend, Spencer takes the opportunity to ditch Jerry. But one small fib snowballs into dozens of lies, and soon Spencer finds himself in way over his head.

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Ted Staunton is the prize-winning author of many books for young people, from long-time picture book favorite Puddleman, to young adult novels, including Who I'm Not . Over the years he's also performed and led workshops everywhere from Inuvik to Addis Ababa. When not writing stories, Ted writes music and plays in the Maple Leaf Champions Jug Band. Born very young, Ted is now older and lives with his family in Port Hope, Ontario. For more information, visit www.tedstauntonbooks.com.

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WHO I AM NOT. Von Lügen und anderen Wahrheiten

Arena Verlag


Er weiß nicht, wie er wirklich heißt. Er hatte schon viele Namen. Doch keiner davon war sein eigener. Aufgewachsen ohne Identität hat er ein Talent: Er kann in jede Rolle schlüpfen. Seit Neustem gibt er sich für den vermissten Danny Dellomondo aus. Eine Identität wie für ihn gemacht. Als er die Familie des Jungen kennenlernt, scheint zunächst alles perfekt. Fast zu perfekt.

Ist sein Spiel wirklich so echt? Oder hat auch die Familie etwas zu verbergen? Und wo steckt eigentlich der wahre Danny? Als klar wird, wer hier wen täuscht, ist es fast schon zu spät.

Aus "Who I am not":

"Es ist einfacher, wenn ich euch erzähle, wer ich nicht bin. Ich bin weder Kerry Ludwig noch Sean Callahan. Ich bin weder David Alvierez noch Peter McLeod oder Frank Rolfe. All diese Jungen bin ich einmal gewesen, aber keiner von ihnen war ich. Und Danny Dellomondo bin ich auch nicht, egal, was ich gesagt habe. Wäre ich Danny, würde ich das jetzt nicht erzählen, oder? Ich meine, dann könnte ich es nicht erzählen."

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Ted Staunton lebt mit seiner Familie in Port Hope (Kanada). Er hat bereits zahlreiche Kinder- und Jugendbücher veröffentlicht. Mit "Who I am not. Von Lügen und anderen Wahrheiten" feiert er sein Debüt auf dem deutschen Markt. Als Inspiration diente dem Autor die wahre Geschichte eines jungen Hochstaplers.

www.tedstauntonbooks.com

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