From the author of Dunk comes this sparkling new novel that covers a year in the life of high school freshman Scott Hudson, who is sideswiped by the unexpected news that his mother is about to have another baby.
"Pick Me! Pick Me!"
Funny Business is based around the theme of - what else? - humor, and if you’re familiar with Jon and the Guys Read Library, you already know what you’re in store for: 10 hilarious stories from some of the funniest writers around. Before you’re through, you’ll meet a teenage mummy; a kid desperate to take a dip in the world’s largest pool of chocolate milk; a homicidal turkey; parents who hand over their son’s room to a biker; and more.
"Tons of laughs"
Best-selling writer Orson Scott Card founded the online magazine Intergalactic Medicine Show in 2006. It has been a big success, drawing submissions from well-known science fiction and fantasy writers, as well as fostering some amazing new talents. This collection contains some of the best of those stories.
"Varied collection, but overall enjoyable"
Logan and his friend Benedict run into the wrong guy at the library - literally. When Logan slams into the reference guy in the basement and gives him a little lip, Logan gets punished, really and truly punished. He has three days to complete three tasks before Professor Wordsworth will lift the magical punishment that keeps getting Logan in even more trouble.
"It is very punny, but not very funny"
Scott Hudson has somehow managed to survive freshman year. But with a new baby brother in the house and a whole host of adventures awaiting him at school, sophomore year promises to be anything but boring.
While hoping to work as the clown in an amusement park dunk tank on the New Jersey shore the summer before his junior year in high school, Chad faces his best friend's serious illness, hassles with police, and the girl that got away.
In his third collection of warped and creepy "weenie" tales, David Lubar, critically acclaimed author and master of the macabre, travels deep into the shadowy corners of his mind to deliver 35 stories of laughter and terror to tickle your horror bone.
"Thought it would be better"
Funny Business is based around the theme of - what else - humor, and if you’re familiar with Jon and Guys Read, you already know what you’re in store for: an hilarious story.
A girl doesn't have a date for the school dance - until her dad makes one for her in his lab. ï¿¿ï¿¿Lily - meet Stitchy." A family enjoys a nice Thanksgiving dinner - until they are interrupted by a torrent of turkeys out for revenge. A princess meets a pea-brained suitor. And the battle of two red hot pepper weenies ends in flames. Critically-acclaimed author and master of the macabre David Lubar returns from a journey into the darkest depths of his brain with 35 more warped and creepy tales.
Ten-year-old Nathan Abercrombie is having a really bad day. First, Shawna Lanchester, the prettiest girl in his class, doesn't invite him to her party. Then he gets picked last in gym class. Things couldn't get any worse...until he gets doused with an experimental serum that turns him into a half-dead zombie!
In this diverse and original collection of short stories, 10 well-known writers, including Mo Willems, Walter Dean Myers, Ron Koertge, Rene Saldana, Jr., David Levithan, and David Lubar, share their stories about the trials and tribulations of being a guy. Sometimes funny, sometimes sad, and always honest, each story portrays the reality of being an everyday guy who gets a few life lessons and still manages to come out on top.
Igitt! Schleim tropft aus den Wasserleitungen in East Craven, und so auch in den Eintopf der Schulcafeteria. Denn die fiese Geheimorganisation VADU...
Nathan hat sich mittlerweile fast an sein Zombie-Dasein gewöhnt und will unbedingt ein Superheld werden...
Der 12-jährige Nathan ist nicht der absolute Oberloser der Schule - er gehört zu den sogenannten Zweitbesten. Denen, die niemand sieht...