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Publisher Comments:

It's a bird, It's a plane — no, It's Johnny Hangtime!

Jumping off the Empire State Building, fighting on the wing of a biplane, and parachuting onto the back of a horse are all in a day's work for 13-year-old Johnny Thyme, a stunt kid known in the movie business as Johnny Hangtime. But Johnny's phenomenal feats are a movie industry secret. Ricky Corvette, the superstar teen for whom Johnny doubles, wants his fans to think he does his own stunts. Johnny's devoted to repeating the career of his legendary stuntman father, but what's he going to do when his favorite director asks him to perform the super-dangerous stunt that killed his father? Will following in his daredevil; dad's footsteps take him over the edge?

Review:

"[T]he author sets the scene for a sappy Hollywood ending, and a kid-pleasing wrap." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"[L]augh-out-loud...the action will appeal to readers wanting high-interest, low-reading-level material." School Library Journal

Synopsis:

It's a bird, It's a plane--no, It's Johnny Hangtime!

Jumping off the Empire State Building, fighting on the wing of a biplane, and parachuting onto the back of a horse are all in a day's work for 13-year-old Johnny Thyme, a stunt kid known in the movie business as Johnny Hangtime. But Johnny's phenomenal feats are a movie industry secret. Ricky Corvette, the superstar teen for whom Johnny doubles, wants his fans to think he does his own stunts. Johnny's devoted to repeating the career of his legendary stuntman father, but what's he going to do when his favorite director asks him to perform the super-dangerous stunt that killed his father? Will following in his daredevil; dad's footsteps take him over the edge?

About the Author

Dan Gutman has written many books, including Honus & Me, Jackie & Me, The Kid Who Ran For President, The Kid Who Became President, Johnny Hangtime, The Million Dollar Shot, and Virtually Perfect. When he is not writing books, he is very often visiting a school. Dan lives in Haddonfield, New Jersey, with his wife, Nina, and their children, Sam and Emma.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780380810123
Author:
Gutman, Dan
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Author:
by Dan Gutman
Author:
Schumpeter, Joseph A.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Boys / Men
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Production and direction
Subject:
Motion pictures
Subject:
Sports & Recreation - General
Subject:
Stunt performers
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Motion pictures -- Production and direction.
Subject:
Economics - General
Subject:
Children s-Sports Fiction-General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 98-1110-SPPR
Publication Date:
20080131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 to 7
Language:
English
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
7.72x5.18x.34 in. .22 lbs.
Age Level:
08-12

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Product details 144 pages HarperTrophy - English 9780380810123 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "[T]he author sets the scene for a sappy Hollywood ending, and a kid-pleasing wrap." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "[L]augh-out-loud...the action will appeal to readers wanting high-interest, low-reading-level material."
"Synopsis" by ,

It's a bird, It's a plane--no, It's Johnny Hangtime!

Jumping off the Empire State Building, fighting on the wing of a biplane, and parachuting onto the back of a horse are all in a day's work for 13-year-old Johnny Thyme, a stunt kid known in the movie business as Johnny Hangtime. But Johnny's phenomenal feats are a movie industry secret. Ricky Corvette, the superstar teen for whom Johnny doubles, wants his fans to think he does his own stunts. Johnny's devoted to repeating the career of his legendary stuntman father, but what's he going to do when his favorite director asks him to perform the super-dangerous stunt that killed his father? Will following in his daredevil; dad's footsteps take him over the edge?

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