I Funny: A Middle School Story

By James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein
Read by Frankie Seratch

The I Funny Series: Book 1

unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781619695757

Runtime: 3.16 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A #1 New York Times bestseller

A USA Today bestseller

A Wall Street Journal bestseller

A Publishers Weekly bestseller

A 2014 Maryland Children’s Book Award Nominee for Grades 4-6

A 2014 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award Nominee

Jamie Grimm is a middle schooler on a mission: he wants to become the world’s greatest standup comedian—even if he doesn't have a lot to laugh about these days. He’s new in town and stuck living with his aunt, uncle, and their evil son Stevie, a bully who doesn’t let Jamie’s wheelchair stop him from giving Jamie a good pounding every once in awhile. But Jamie doesn’t let his situation get him down. He practices his craft every day on friends, family, and the willing customers at his Uncle Frankie’s diner. When Uncle Frankie mentions a contest called The Planet’s Funniest Kid Comic, Jamie knows he has to enter. But are the judges only rewarding him out of pity because of his wheelchair, like Stevie suggests? Will Jamie ever share the secret of his troubled past instead of hiding behind his comedy act? Following the bestselling success of the hilarious Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life, James Patterson continues to dish out the funnies in another highly-illustrated, heartfelt middle school story.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Through Jamie’s evolving relationship with the intriguing Suzie, a.k.a. Cool Girl, readers learn about his devastating loss and recovery from a tragic event...The affecting ending, which reveals a more vulnerable Jamie behind the guise of his humor, celebrates Jamie’s resilient spirit.” Kirkus Reviews
“A brimming bucket of ba-da-bing!Booklist
“The broad humor that runs throughout this story...masks personal pain, demonstrating resiliency in the face of tragedy.” Publishers Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: James Patterson

James Patterson is one of the most popular writers of all time, with more than 375 million copies of his books sold worldwide. He holds the record for most New York Times bestsellers and is the author of the two most popular detective series of the past decade, the Alex Cross novels and the Women’s Murder Club. Patterson has won an Edgar Award, the mystery world’s highest honor, and his novels Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider were made into feature films. His lifelong work to promote books and reading is reflected in his website ReadKiddoRead.com, which helps parents, grandparents, teachers, and librarians find the very best children’s books for their kids. Patterson is a recipient of the Los Angeles Times’ 2015 Innovator’s Award.

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Author Bio: Chris Grabenstein

Chris Grabenstein is a New York Times bestselling author who has collaborated with James Patterson on numerous books, including the I Funny series and Daniel X: Armageddon. He lives in New York City.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Library CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 3.16
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English