Beat the Band by Don Calame

Beat the Band

Written by Don Calame
Illustrated by Don Calame
Part of the Swim the Fly Series

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The boys are back and this time it's told from Cooper's point of view. Sharp, witty, laugh out loud humour.

Sequel to the hilarious Swim the Fly.....and there's now a third book in the series - Call the Shots, click here to download an extract!


Beat the Band by Don Calame

'Who gets more girls than a rock god? No one.' In the hotly-awaited sequel to the hysterical Swim the Fly, Coop finds himself partnered with social outcast 'Hot Dog' Helen for a class project on safe sex. Desperate to find a way of saving his rep, Coop decides that winning the school Battle of the Bands contest is the perfect solution. Surely the small fact that neither he nor his best friends, Sean and Matt, can actually play an instrument will stop them achieving rock-and-roll awesomeness -

About the Author

Don Calame

Don Calame is a Hollywood script-writer and former teacher. He is a screenwriter of films including Employee of the Month and Hounded. He now lives in British Columbia with his wife, stepson and their dog Scooter. Swim The Fly is his first novel; its sequel Beat The Band will be out in 2012 and Don is currently working on the third installment of the lives, loves and mishaps of characters Matt, Sean and Coop.

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432 pages
Interest Age: From 13


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Templar Publishing

Publication date

1st February 2012




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