Before THE BOOK THIEF, Markus Zusak wrote a trilogy of novels about the Wolfe Brothers: THE UNDERDOG, FIGHTING RUBEN WOLFE, and GETTING THE GIRL. Cameron and Ruben Wolfe are champions at getting into fights, coming up with half-baked schemes, and generally disappointing girls, their parents, and their much more motivated older siblings. They're intensely loyal to each other, brothers at their best and at their very worst. But when Cameron falls head over heels for Ruben's girlfriend, the strength of their bond is tested to its breaking point. We're proud to present these novels together for the first time, and to be introducing American readers to THE UNDERDOG, never before published in the United States. Fans of THE BOOK THIEF won't want to miss reading the novels that launched Markus Zusak's stellar career.
by Markus Zusak
by Sharon Creech
by Johanna Hurwitz
by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
by Brock Cole
by David A. Adler
"The first book by Printz Award winner Zusak is now being published in the U.S.--and on audio. It's the rough-and-ready story of two Australian brothers, Cameron and Ruben, told in Cameron's plaintive 15-year-old whine. Stig Wemyss's youthful narration captures the unintended irony, pathos, and humor (all with an Aussie accent, of course) in this tale of petty pranks, dirty habits, bloody fights, unsympathetic parents, and unrequited loves. The story is action-packed, lightweight fun aimed squarely at boys--but without the amazing insights into the human spirit that have infused Zuzak's later works. M.M.C. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"
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