Oggie Cooder has a talent -- he can charve better than anyone else in Truman Elementary School. (Charving, for the uninitiated, is the carving of a piece of cheese with one's teeth.) Oggie doesn't think this is anything special -- but his whole school will soon be disagreeing with him. Because after he inadvertantly charves during a nationwide hunt for unusual talents, his charving puts him on the path to fame and forture. Suddenly, he's the star of the school . . . but he's not sure that he wants to shine that way.
This is Sarah Weeks at her best -- funny, clever, and kid-friendly.
Sarah Weeks was born and raised in the United States. She is the author of numerous award-winning novels, including Save Me a Seat
with Gita Varadarajan, Honey
, So B. It
, Oggie Cooder
, and Oggie Cooder: Party Animal
. She lives in New York and teaches in the MFA program at the New School in New York City. She can be found on the web at sarahweeks.com.