The Rise and Fall of Derek Cowell

Written by:  Valerie Sherrard

ISBN: 9781770865747
Price: $13.95
Format: Trade Paperback
Size: 5.38" x 8.00"

Ages: 9 to 12

Publication Date: April 4, 2020



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

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

 JUV019000 JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories

Nominated, 2021 Red Maple Fiction Award

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

— Lisa Doucet, Atlantic Books Today



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.

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