Grape is in trouble again! He punched Miss Roof in the arm! Now he's suspended for two weeks, and Principal Clarkson has threatened to send him to Riverwash, a school for problem kids. But he has one last chance. Grape must spend an hour a day writing about his history of trouble, and there's a lot of trouble to choose from... Grape's best friend Lou is by his side, and even though Grape drives his parents crazy, they're pulling for him all the way. But will Grape make sense of it all? Will it be enough to keep him out of Riverwash?
Gabriel Arquilevich was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, a child of Argentinian immigrants, a child the '70s. A lifelong teacher, he is the author of several middle-grade textbooks, including Writing for 100 Days, which appears in Cathy Duffy's Top 101 Picks for Homeschool Curriculum. His poetry, published widely, has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.