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A Semester in the Life of a Garbage Bag
Sean Delancey had a normal life until he was paired up with Raymond Jardine for a poetry assignment. Jardine is determined to win a schoolwide contest and drags Sean into all of his wacky ideas which he is sure will help him win. In the meantime, the school is powered by SAC/GEN, a 33 million technological wonder that unfortunately does not work. However the city and the Department of Energy insists it works perfectly, and that the students are pathet...
I Want To Go Home!
No one hates summer camp as much as Rudy Miller does! That's why when his parents send him to Camp Algonkian Island, Rudy vows to use every dirty trick to escape "Camp Alcatraz." With the aid of fellow camp-hater Mike Webster, Rudy builds a dam to flood the camp, starts a pillow fight that destroys his cabin, and even steals a boat to flee the island. But every time Rudy runs away, his counselors drag him back. Then the camp counselors discover s...
Losing Joe's Place
Joe Cardone pounds on his brother Jason's door, demanding to know why he was kicked out of his apartment after lending it to Jason and his friends over the summer. As he hides in his room, Jason flashes back to the events of the last three months, recalling the misadventures his friends had trying to satisfy Joe's rent-hungry landlord. As the boys struggle through a variety of low-paying jobs, they receive unexpected help from a friendly giant named Ro...
No Coins Please
When eleven-year-old prodigy Artie Geller joins a group of six campers on a tour across the U.S.A., he uses the tour and his scheming mind to make incredible sums of money in every state his group visits. In New York, Artie earns hundreds of dollars selling jars of "attack jelly". In Washington D.C., he starts a gambling ring which cleans out the wallets of senators and congressmen. In Colorado, an abandoned pretzel factory provides the perfect locati...

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Our Man Weston
Sidney Weston is a boy obsessed with uncovering conspiracies, to the embarrassment of his twin brother Tom Weston. When the boys get jobs as bellboys at an exclusive hotel, Sidney becomes convinced that one of the guests is a spy out to steal secrets from a nearby airbase, much to Tom's disgust. However, the hotel does contain a spy, who ironically is the only guest Sidney doesn't suspect. As Sidney investigates, his efforts upset guests and endanger ...
Shipwreck - Island 1
Six kids go on a boat to help chart a new course. The kids are stuck at sea with a mean assistant and a friendly captain. The problem is there is a huge storm and the captain dies at sea. Then the boat explodes and they are left to survive all alone on an island. ...
Son of the Mob
Vince Luca is a regular high school guy. He has regular problems like any other person, such as his best friend Alex who keeps trying to beat him at everything, and his father, who tells him he must become serious in life. But there is only one difference between him and other kids - his father is the head of a huge criminal organization. There are many advantages to this relationship however. For example, if Vince ever gets poor grades, his teachers wil...
The Zucchini Warriors
Students at the all-boys school McDonald Hall, Bruno and Boots are devestated to come to a new school year to find that instead of the new Rec center they put in for, there is a brand new football field. The field is paid for by Hank the Tank Carson: ex-football player, current zucchini snack tycoon. The only problem is, the school doesn't even have a football team. Hank the Tank offers the students a deal: if they can put together a winning team, he...
Who is Bugs Potter?
When teenager Adam Webb visits Toronto to play his flute in the high school band festival he never expects to share his hotel room with a rock music fanatic! David "Bugs" Potter is a gifted young drummer with a habit for putting on a fake mustache and sneaking out of his room after hours. As Adam tries keeping his roommate out of trouble, he finds himself accompanying Bugs on his nightly escapades to rock clubs where Bugs wrangles guest spots with his ...


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