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The best man
The best man

New York, NY : Dial Books for Young Readers, [2016]
Physical Description:
232 pages ; 22 cm
"Archer has four important role models in his life--his dad, his grandfather, his uncle Paul, and his favorite teacher, Mr. McLeod. When Uncle Paul and Mr. McLeod get married, Archer's sixth-grade year becomes one he'll never forget"-- Provided by publisher.

Archer Magill has spent a lively, funny five years of elementary school on the lookout for role models. Three of the best are in his own family: his grandpa, the great architect; his dad, the great car remodeler; and his uncle Paul, who is just plain great. These are the three he wants to be. Along the way he finds a fourth: Mr. McLeod, a truly great teacher. And one who becomes a bit of a celebrity - along with his army dog, Argus. But now here comes middle school, and a whole lot of change. Archer wonders how much change has to happen before his voice does! He doesn't see too far ahead (even though he's always watching), and so he regularly seems to be taken by surprise. Then a really big surprise when he's the best man at the wedding of two of his role models. But that gets ahead of the story. In pages that ripple with laughter, there are a few tears as well. And plenty of insights about the bewildering world of adults, made by a boy on his way to becoming the best man he can be. -- from dust jacket.
Reading Level:
Middle School.

540 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader 4.1.

Reading Counts! 3.2.

A/R 4.1 6.0 points.

Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.1 6 184177.

Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning MG 4.1 6.0 184177.
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