Thorndike Press

The Next Great Paulie Fink

  • Ali Benjamin
  • Offered By: Thorndike Striving Reader
  • ISBN-10: 143286985X
  • ISBN-13: 9781432869854
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.40 lbs ( .64 kgs)
  • 494 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released October 2019



A New York Times Bestselling Author
A Publishers Weekly Most Anticipated Children's Book
An Amazon Best Book of the Month

When Caitlyn Breen begins her disorienting new life at Mitchell School — where the students take care of real live goats and study long-dead philosophers, and where there are only ten other students in the entire seventh grade — it seems like nobody can stop talking about some kid named Paulie Fink.

Depending on whom you ask, Paulie was either a hilarious class clown, a relentless troublemaker, a hapless klutz, or an evil genius. One thing's for sure, though: The kid was totally legendary. Now he's disappeared, and Caitlyn finds herself leading a reality-show-style competition to find the school's next great Paulie Fink. With each challenge, Caitlyn struggles to understand a person she never met . . . but it's what she discovers about herself that most surprises her.

Age Range: 8-12 | Grade Level: 3-7 | Lexile Measure: 710L