I Funny: A Middle School Story

By James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein

Jamie Grimm is a center schooler on a challenge: he desires to turn into the world's maximum standup comedian--even if he does not have much to snort approximately nowadays. he is new on the town and fixed dwelling along with his aunt, uncle, and their evil son Stevie, a bully who does not permit Jamie's wheelchair cease him from messing with Jamie up to attainable. yet Jamie does not permit his scenario get him down. whilst his Uncle Frankie mentions a competition known as The Planet's Funniest child comedian, Jamie understands he has to go into. yet are the judges merely profitable him out of pity due to his wheelchair, like Stevie indicates? Will Jamie ever percentage the key of his bothered previous rather than hiding at the back of his comedy act?

Following the bestselling luck of the hilarious Middle university, The Worst Years of My Life, James Patterson maintains to dish out the funnies in one other highly-illustrated, heartfelt center institution tale. (Includes greater than one hundred seventy five black-and-white illustrations.)

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