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Eric Vale, Epic Fail

By Michael Gerard Bauer   Illustrated by Joe Bauer   

Scholastic Canada Ltd | ISBN 9781443139250 Paperback
192 Pages | 5.97" x 7.52" | Ages 8 to 12

Ever had a stupid nickname? A rotten run of bad luck? A best friend who just looks on the bright side, even when the bright side looks black? Well Eric Vale’s got all three.

Once I used to be just plain old boring Eric Vale. And that was totally fine by me. I didn’t want a nickname. But then one day, I got one anyway. And it ended up being way worse than Choo-Choo or Snotty or King Pong or even Booger Brain. Yep, no doubt about it. My nickname was an epic fail!

We all have moments in life we would like to forget. But as much as he’d like to erase it from the history books, Eric Vale isn’t likely to forget the day his name became an Epic Fail. Neither, it seems, is the fifth grade class at Moreton Hill Primary School.

This is the story of one of those awkward and seemingly unforgettable events that define our childhood — and one boy’s dogged determination to turn an Epic Fail into a Mega-Awesome Epic Win.

Raves & reviews:

Praise for Eric Vale, Epic Fail:

“Eric Vale is the cutest, most flawed, most perfect and likeable character I’ve met in a long time. Michael Gerard Bauer has penned a fast-paced, deftly-woven, faultless (unlike Eric), super-fun tale that will have young readers absolutely hooked.” —Kids’ Book Review

“Bauer [is] a genius at getting down the nitty gritty of school experiences . . . augmented by some additional funny drawings around the margins of the pages, readers will be delighted to see that this is the first of a series.” —ReadPlus