The Rise and Fall of Derek Cowell

by Valerie Sherrard


JUV039020  JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Adolescence & Coming of Age

 JUV039140 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance

 JUV019000 JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories


Derek didn’t mean to become popular. His accidental photo bomb — the one that made him internet-famous — took him from invisibility to middle-school fame overnight. And you know what? He’s not sure if he likes it. But his best friend Steve does, and schemes to find other ways to help Derek to remain the talk of the school. But what goes up must come down, and Derek’s reluctant rise is followed by a regrettable crash.

Funny, emotionally rich, and inspiring, The Rise and Fall of Derek Cowell is the latest book by award-winning, bestselling author Valerie Sherrard.

Price: $13.95

Ages: 9 to 12

Publication Date: April 4, 2020


ISBN: 9781770865747

Format: Trade Paperback

Size: 5.375" x 8.00"

Nominated, 2021 Red Maple Fiction Award

Nominated, 2022 MYRCA Northern Lights Award


“Sherrard has created another captivating tale of family life and middle-school angst, filled with humour and heart.” 

— Lisa Doucet, Atlantic Books Today