Don't Stand So Close to Me (Paperback)

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Thirteen-year-old Quinn and her friends can't believe their luck when spring break is extended an extra two weeks--even if it's because of some virus.

But when the impact of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic becomes apparent, everyone, not just the students, has to learn to adjust to their new reality. Quinn's father is an ER doctor and has to self-isolate to protect his family from the virus. Isaac's mother is the chief of police and now has to enforce new physical-distancing bylaws. Reese can't visit her grandmother in her care home anymore. And their entire school has moved to online classes. Sacrifices have to be made to keep everyone safe, but there's more to life than rules and scary news reports. In an effort to find some good in all this uncertainty, Quinn comes up with an idea that she hopes will bring the entire community together.

Orca Book Publishers is pleased to offer Don't Stand So Close for Me in two accessible editions. The audiobook features alternate text descriptions of images, including the cover. The epub edition of this title is fully accessible.

About the Author

Eric Walters has degrees in psychology, social work and education. He is trained as a family therapist and worked for 18 years in a hospital emergency department, including time in a mask, gown and gloves during the SARS outbreak. Eric began writing as a way to get his fifth grade students interested in reading and writing. A Member of the Order of Canada, he has now published more than 100 novels and picture books. He is a tireless presenter, speaking to over 100,000 students per year in schools across the country. He lives in Guelph, Ontario.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781459827875
ISBN-10: 1459827872
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Publication Date: September 22nd, 2020
Pages: 128
Language: English