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Max Quigley Technically Not a Bully / by James Roy


Title: Max Quigley Technically Not a Bully
AuthorĀ and Illustrator: James Roy
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 978-0-547-15263-9
Year: 2009

Concepts: barter; child schooling and work; human resources

Review: Max is not technically a bully. He's never hit anyone, he doesn't steal and he hasn't made anyone cry. He does have a certain knack for persuading people and it works on almost everyone. It doesn't work on the class nerd, Triffin. When a practical joke goes horribly wrong, the parents and teachers devise a terrible punishment. Max is to be tutored by Triffin! The result is a delightful tale of an almost friendship from the almost bully's point of view.

Max gives a likeable bully's point of view on bartering for what he wants, leadership skills, mastering school work and the benefits of self-confidence.



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Rutgers University Project on Economics and Children

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