Middle Grade Books

***COMING TO A BOOKSTORE NEAR YOU – SEPTEMBER 10! A new series from INtense Publications***

Please Return To: Norbert M. Finkelstein

-a new perspective on the diary novel for middle grade readers (ages 8-12) who loved Diary of a Wimpy Kid and The Dork Diaries-

Mr. Norbert M. Finkelstein is your average middle school English teacher…who moonlights as a professional wrestler. He’d like to keep this part of his life secret and endure the daily shenanigans of students like Jimmy Baker, a world-class bubblegum flinger, and perform as personal gopher for colleagues like Coach Seam and Principal Rubrick. It’s easier that way. Out of the spotlight and under the radar: the story of Norbie’s life.

When he tries to reboot his pro wrestling career and win enough prize money to send his dear mom on her dream vacation, Norbie’s past rises up to haunt him. Between Sensei Clement’s brutal training sessions and the onslaught of threats from a shifty fight promoter named Joey Happenstance, it’ll be a miracle if Norbie survives.