Synopses & Reviews
In this follow up to the #1 New York Times
bestseller I Funny
, middle schooler Jamie Grimm has big dreams of being the best stand-up comic in the world--and he won't let the fact that he's wheelchair-bound stand in his way. After winning the New York state finals in the Planet's Funniest Kid Comic Contest, Jamie's off to Boston to compete in the national semi-finals. But when one of his best buddies runs into trouble at school and a sudden family health scare rears its head, Jamie has to put his comedic ambitions on hold and stand by the people he cares about. Can Jamie pass up the big competition for the sake of his friends and family? (Includes more than 175 black-and-white illustrations.)
"....Poignant.... Readers learn about [Jamie's] 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
"In all, a brimming bucket of bada-bing!"
Praise for I Funny:A #1 New York Times Bestseller
"The broad humor that runs throughout this heavily illustrated story... masks personal pain, demonstrating resiliency in the face of tragedy."--Publishers Weekly
"Play[s] readers' heartstrings like a banjo.... A brimming bucket of bada-bing!"--Booklist
About the Author
JAMES PATTERSON was selected by kids across America as the Children's Choice Book Awards Author of the Year in 2010. He is the internationally bestselling author of the Middle School series, I Funny
, Confessions of a Murder Suspect
, and the Maximum Ride, the Witch and Wizard, Daniel X, and Alex Cross series. His books have sold more than 275 million copies worldwide, making him one of the bestselling authors of all time. He lives in Florida.
CHRIS GRABENSTEIN has won multiple awards for his mysteries, thrillers, and middle grade chillers and has also collaborated with James Patterson on Daniel X: Armageddon. He lives in New York City.
LAURA PARK is a cartoonist and the illustrator of three books in the Middle School series and I Funny. She is the author of the mini-comics series Do Not Disturb My Waking Dream, and her work has appeared in the Best American Comics. She lives in Chicago.