My Life as a Joke

Janet Tashjian (Author) Jake Tashjian (Illustrator)
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Description

Derek Fallon discovers all the angst that comes with being twelve--he just wants to feel grown up, but life gets in the way with a series of mishaps that make him look like a baby. He passes out during a worm dissection in science class, falls flat on his face in gym class and gets a fat lip that causes him to lisp all day, and his plans for a monster-truck party turn into a bouncy house disaster. Why isn't being in middle school as great as Derek imagined? Thankfully, with a little help from his friends--and, ironically, a Toys for Tots fundraiser--things seem like they could start shaping up at last.

My Life as a Joke by Janet and Jake Tashjian is a Christy Ottaviano Book

Product Details

Price
$13.99  $12.87
Publisher
Henry Holt & Company
Publish Date
April 01, 2014
Pages
252
Dimensions
5.71 X 1.07 X 8.57 inches | 0.77 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780805098501

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About the Author

Janet Tashjian is the author of the popular My Life series including My Life as a Stuntboy, My Life as a Book, and My Life as a Cartoonist, illustrated by her son, Jake Tashjian; as well as The Gospel According to Larry and For What It's Worth. She lives with her family in Los Angeles, California.

Reviews

"Readers will connect with likable Derek and his efforts to improve himself that don't ever go right . . . It's sure to be a hit with fans of the previous installments." --School Library Journal