• Winner of the Society of School Librarians International's Best Book Award - Language Arts, Grades 7-12 Novels
    Winner of the 2005 White Pine Awards, Fiction category
    Selected for inclusion in the Best Books for the Teen Age 2004 List by the New York Public Library
    Nominated for Snow Willow Award (The Saskatchewan Young Reader's Choice Awards)
    Nominated for the Canadian Library Association's 2004 Young Adult Canadian Book Award
    More than You Can Chew has been called a One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest for young adults.
    Marty Black has retreated from a difficult family situation into the area she can best control, her own appetites. She may not be able to control her parents' behavior, but she can decide what she will and will not eat. Eventually, she stops eating altogether. Marty is close to death when she finally asks for help and finds herself in a psychiatric institution. But recognizing her need for help is only the first tenuous step on a long road to recovery.
    Marty's ability to find a way to live, despite the powerful lure of anorexia, is the core of this fine, insightful novel.
    Marnelle Tokio's semi autobiographical story will resonate with every teenager who faces issues of family, body image, and self-confidence.
    From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • Anglais Room 207

    Marnelle Tokio

    The kids of Room 207 arrive at their class on the first day of school to find it has suffered "a most grievous accident" and is covered in mysterious slime. Their teacher leads her charges to the original one-room schoolhouse that stands on the property. But the schoolroom isn't empty -- it is inhabited by a spooky guest. The shock of being transferred to the worst classroom on the planet has barely worn off when Erik, the school's biggest bully, and Stove, the world's second fastest pot-bellied pig, are added to the attendance sheet.
    The winner of this year's Best Classroom contest will represent the school on a reality show, but what chance does Room 207 have to win when it is already nicknamed, "The Pigpen"? And how do you accept an award if your teacher has been swallowed by slime?
    Room 207's cast of hilarious characters includes a guinea pig named Butterbum, a cat who needed ten lives and nine kids desperate to prove themselves to the school and to the reality-tv viewing world.
    From the Trade Paperback edition.

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