Pierre François: 5th Grade Mishaps

Pierre Francois navigates the wacky wilds of 5th grade with inventiveness and flair. Funny, smart, and heartwarming, Pierre is an endearing character whose honest awareness of his strengths and challenges will have young readers cheering him on.” -Kevin Emerson, Last Day on Mars.

“A fun middle-grade novel with a winning protagonist and a charming setting.” ~ KIRKUS

Ten-year-old Pierre François—otherwise known as Pierre the Fantastic Flying Fish and Pierre the Genius Brain—is an expert at signing his school papers with original names. He’s also good at extolling the greatness of France, using weird words like “extolling,” dissecting owl vomit, and avoiding The Stinky Chair in math class. What he’s not good at is a foolproof bladder. Accidents happen, although this is Top Secret information. So when it’s time for the entire fifth grade to go to Adventure Camp, a two-night trip in the wilderness, Pierre would rather complain about the fifth grade meanies, dream of mastering the spelling bee with Jedi skills, and devise ways to meet the fascinating new girl in school. But Adventure Camp is coming for him, along with a wet and icy cold front. Can Pierre muster all his courage and wit to survive nature’s onslaught of ice, rain, and other liquid fiascos?

(Black Rose Writing   ISBN: 978-1-61296-975-6)


“Boys and girls alike will be rooting for him to triumph” —Polly Holyoke, author of Texas Bluebonnet Award Nominee The Neptune Project and The Neptune Challenge


superb illustrations by debut MG illustrator Trevor Yokochi: