The Slash

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 27 ratings

Adam Canfield of the Slash Publisher's Summary

For years, Adam Canfield has been the number-one star reporter for the Harris Elementary/Middle School paper, the Slash. Nowadays he's also the most overprogrammed kid in America. Gladiator quiz bowl, jazz band, statewide test prep class - he's always running somewhere, and nine times out of 10, running late. When does a guy get time to just shoot some baskets anymore?

Then his friend Jennifer talks him into being co-editor of the Slash. Between supervising know-it-all cub reporters and arguing with Principal Marris about which articles will "propel the Good Ship Harris forward," Adam worries he might lose it altogether. But then a third grader delivers a scoop bigger than any of Adam's career, and only Adam can dig deep enough to crack through a cover-up that will rock the very foundations of Harris itself.

From Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist Michael Winerip, here is a first novel that delivers the rush of the newsroom, the adrenaline of a reporter on the trail of a hot story, and some keen insights into human nature - all with a lot of laughs.

©2005 Michael Winerip (P)2005 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Adam Canfield of the Slash

    • The Slash #1
    • By: Michael Winerip
    • Narrated by: Patrick G. Lawlor
    • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Adam Canfield's friend Jennifer talks him into being co-editor of the Slash. Between supervising know-it-all cub reporters and arguing with Principal Marris about which articles will "propel the Good Ship Harris forward," Adam worries he might lose it altogether. But then a third grader delivers a scoop bigger than any of Adam's career, and only Adam can dig deep enough to crack through a cover-up that will rock the very foundations of Harris itself.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • High Hopes Dashed

    • By Grace on 11-21-09

    Regular price: $19.99

  • Book 2

    • Adam Canfield Watch Your Back!

    • The Slash, Book 2
    • By: Michael Winerip
    • Narrated by: Patrick G. Lawlor
    • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    As co-editor of the Slash, the school paper, Adam Canfield is used to getting the story. What he's not used to is being the story, which is just what happens after he's mugged by some high-school students for his snow-shoveling money.

    But it's hard to keep a low profile when there's still baritone and basketball practice, a new principal to figure out, a science fair sham to uncover, a bully survey to monitor, a 300-year-old tree to save, and the next issue of the Slash to take care of.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • As good as the first!

    • By M. Williams on 05-16-12

    Regular price: $19.99

  • Book 3

    • Adam Canfield

    • the Last Reporter: The Slash, Book 3
    • By: Michael Winerip
    • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
    • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    A "dirty" school election, suspicious state test scores -- Adam Canfield and his star reporters are chasing some red-hot leads. There's only one glitch: the school board has shut down The Slash for exposing the town's most powerful family, and now the staff has to find a way to publish it themselves. Enter the Ameche brothers: two goofy kid entrepreneurs with a knack for refurbishing junk - and a talent for selling ads - but a shaky command of journalistic ethics.

    Regular price: $19.99