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A First Time for Everything

A First Time for Everything

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This review was written by: Jennifer Lafferty

About the Book

A First Time for Everything is a relatable coming-of-age story about a bullied young boy’s difficult journey learning to navigate adolescence. When Dan has the opportunity to take a class trip to Europe, an exciting new world is opened up to him—it seems that growing up may not be so bad after all.

This tale of travel vividly portrays the pains of adolescence while still sharing the excitement and adventure that comes with growing up. It will make young readers feel they are not alone in the struggles they face, helping them look forward to the changes that life brings.

Reading about Dan’s adventures while traveling through England, Germany, Switzerland and France, will inspire kids to learn about new and different cultures, giving them that itch to get out and conquer the world.

About the Author

Dan Santat is the Caldecott Medal-winning and New York Times-bestselling author and illustrator of The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend and the road trip/time travel adventure Are We There Yet? His artwork is also featured in numerous picture books, chapter books, and middle-grade novels, including Dav Pilkey’s Ricky Ricotta series. Dan lives in Southern California with his wife, two kids, and many, many pets.

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A First Time for Everything

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A First Time for Everything

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