Curse of the Skull

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High Interest Publishing Inc., 2013 - Crystal skulls - 106 pages

Jordan helps his elderly neighbor bury a mysterious quartz skull that she thinks is cursed. To prove himself to a gang at his new school, Jordan digs up the skull … and then the trouble really begins.

Reading level: Grade 2.8   (Lexile 460L)
Interest level: Grades 7-12

HIP EDGE novels are geared to students in senior high school but reading well below grade level. The teenage characters in the fictional urban neighbourhood of Edgemont deal with real-life issues such as runaways, gang violence, arson and teen pregnancy.

 

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
13
Section 3
22
Section 4
31
Section 5
41
Section 6
45
Section 7
51
Section 8
59
Section 9
66
Section 10
79
Section 11
90
Section 12
102
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About the author (2013)

Paul Kropp was born in Buffalo, New York on February 22, 1948. He received a B.A. degree from Columbia University and a M.A. degree in 17th century English poetry at the University of Western Ontario. He got his teacher's certification and started writing for his struggling students. He became a full-time author in 1994. During his lifetime, he wrote more than 70 books including Burn Out, Wilted, Cottage Crazy, and Ski Stooges. He also co-founded High Interest Publishing, a company that produces materials for reluctant readers. He died from cancer on August 22, 2015 at the age of 67.

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