Lost and found /

by Clements, Andrew; Elliott, Mark [ill.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York [N.Y.] : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2008Edition: 1st ed.Description: 161 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781416909859 (hardcover) :; 1416909850 (hardcover).Title notes: BRA $16.99 9-2008$16.99 9-2008 (db)Subject(s): Twins -- Juvenile fiction | Brothers -- Juvenile fiction | Identity (Philosophical concept) -- Juvenile fiction | Individuality -- Juvenile fiction | Schools -- Juvenile fiction | Moving, Household -- Juvenile fiction | Ohio -- Juvenile fiction | Twins -- Fiction | Brothers -- Fiction | Identity -- Fiction | Individuality -- Fiction | Schools -- Fiction | Moving, Household -- Fiction | Ohio -- Fiction | Chapter booksOnline resources: Publisher description A Junior Library Guild selectionSummary: Twelve-year-old identical twins Jay and Ray have long resented that everyone treats them as one person, and so they hatch a plot to take advantage of a clerical error at their new school and pretend they are just one.
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The Grayson twins are moving to a new town. Again. <br> <br> Although it's a drag to be constantly mistaken for each other, in truth, during those first days at a new school, there's nothing better than having a twin brother there with you. But on day one of sixth grade, Ray stays home sick, and Jay is on his own. No big deal. It's a pretty nice school, good kids, too. But Jay quickly discovers a major mistake: No one seems to know a thing about his brother. Ray's not on the attendance lists, doesn't have a locker, doesn't even have a student folder. Jay almost tells the school -- almost -- but then decides that this lost information could be very...useful. And fun.<br> <br> As Ray and Jay exploit a clerical oversight, they each find new views on friendship, honesty, what it means to be a twin -- and what it means to be yourself. Entertaining, thought-provoking, and true-to-life, this clever novel is classic Andrew Clements times two: twins!

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A Junior Library Guild selection

Ages 8-12.

Twelve-year-old identical twins Jay and Ray have long resented that everyone treats them as one person, and so they hatch a plot to take advantage of a clerical error at their new school and pretend they are just one.

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<opt> <anon I1="BLANK" I2="BLANK">Lost and Found CHAPTER 1   ALPHABETICAL     Jay Grayson was twelve years old, so the first day of school shouldn't have felt like such a big deal. But when he turned the corner onto Baker Street and saw the long brick building, he had to force himself to keep walking toward it. And Jay knew exactly why he felt so tensed up on this Tuesday morning in September: He was a new kid at a new school in a new town. Plus, his brother had stayed home sick today, so there wouldn't be even one familiar face in the whole school. He had to deal with this first day of sixth grade all on his own. Jay's mom had offered to come to school and help get him checked in. "I'm not some little baby, Mom." That's what he had told her. Which was true. So as he walked through the front doors of Taft Elementary School with a small crowd of other kids, Jay tried to look on the bright side. He told himself, This could be a lot worse. Excerpted from Lost and Found by Andrew Clements All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.</anon> </opt>

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Horn Book Review

(Intermediate) Identical twins Jay and Ray Grayson seize the opportunity to try out life as a composite individual instead of as twins when Ray is sick for the first day of sixth grade at a new school and no one notices. For a few days, the boys take turns being Jay, but their different talents -- such as Jay's skill at soccer and Ray's relaxed flirtatious style with girls -- eventually trip them up. Clements's experience as the father of identical twin sons gives him insight into the boys' relationship, and he depicts their quarrels energetically and honestly. Clements employs too many sentence fragments ("Which was a lie.") here, making his prose unusually choppy; however, the short, easy-to-parse sentences, conversational tone, light, funny style, and typically realistic school setting will appeal to many readers. From HORN BOOK, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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