Code 7: Cracking the Code for an Epic Life

Code 7: Cracking the Code for an Epic Life

 
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Code 7: Cracking the Code for an Epic Life
Age Range
6+
Release Date
August 21, 2017
ISBN
978-1940556000
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Life at Flint Hill Elementary School may seem normal, but seven friends find themselves on a path to crack the code for an epic life. Whether they’re chasing their dreams on stage, searching for an elusive monster fish, or running a makeshift business out of a tree house, can these heroes find a way to work together to change their community?

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Life Lessons Learned

Flint Hill Elementary is planning a big anniversary celebration. The students decide that painting a mural is a great way to leave their mark on the school, and Jefferson is chosen to organize this part of the celebration. He learns a difficult lesson about making everyone happy when many people have to work together on a project. The rest of the book follows other characters through their own journeys of self-discovery, from Sebastian with his taffy business that runs into trouble, to Genevieve who has to watch an egg for a week as a school project. Talmadge goes fishing and tries to land an epic catch, and Sam tries out for a play. Alec has troubles keeping his room clean, and ends up with a rat infestation! In each story, children learn an important lesson about themselves.

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This has some elements of Betty MacDonald's Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle books in that the children all face a challenge, but the magic comes from their own efforts to rise to the occasion. They learn the importance of truth, tenacity, and kindness. All of these qualities help make the world a better place, and it would be nice if children practiced them a bit more.

Readers who like books from a variety of viewpoints, like Buyea's Because of Mr. Terupt or Anderson's Posted will enjoy this slim volume.

The author has a web site to go along with the book, https://code7book.com/
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