A sidesplitting classic from Newbery Medalist and National Book Award winner Louis Sachar (Holes), with a brand-new cover!
Gary W. Boone knows he was born to be a stand-up comedian. It’s the rest of the kids in his class who think he’s just a goon. Then the Floyd Hicks Junior High School Talent Show is announced, and he starts practicing his routine nonstop to get it just right. Gary’s sure this will be his big break—he’ll make everyone laugh and win the $100 prize. But when an outrageous surprise threatens to turn his debut into a disaster, it looks as if the biggest joke of all may be on Gary himself.
"With its strong, realistic characterization, Sachar's gracefully told story will please his longtime fans and gain him new followers as well"-- Publishers Weekly.
For Ages: 9 - 11 years old
For Grades: 4 - 6
Number Of Pages: 209
Published: 11th August 1992
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.4 x 13.2 x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.16
Edition Number: 1