Synopses & Reviews
Just in time for election season, Dan Gutman's hugely popular THE KID WHO RAN FOR PRESIDENT is back. Humor, adventure, and excitement will draw kids into the world of elections and politics.
"Hi! My name is Judson Moon. I'm 12 years old and I'm running for President of the YOU-nited States."
So begins this fast-paced, funny, and surprising account of a boy's run for the Oval Office in the year 2000. Under the tutelage of Lane, his brainy friend and self-appointed campaign manager, the affable sixth-grader from Madison, Wisconsin, takes on the Democrats and Republicans as a Third Party candidate who can make waves. "Grown-ups have had the last one thousand years to mess up the world," Judd tells a reporter. "Now it's our turn."
"For a broad variety of kids ranging from Gordon Korman fans looking for a romp to embryonic candidates themselves, this should be just the ticket." -BCCB
"This humorous, informative book will be a fun read anytime..." - SLJ
Judd Moon is just an average sixth grader, until his politically savvy best friend convinces him that he has what it takes to be president. Told in first-person narrative, this cleverly conceived satire will have readers laughing all the way to the Electoral College. The fact that they can't help but learn a thing or two about the election process is purely coincidental.
About the Author
Dan Gutman is the author of 34 books, mostly about sports. He was born in New York City, but has lived in New Jersey since he was about a year old. Dan attended Rutgers University and graduated in 1977 with a degree in psychology. After a few years of graduate school, he decided that psychology wasnt for him, and he wanted to be a writer instead. Dan began his career as a writer in New York City, writing humorous essays. In 1982, he started a video game magazine called Computer Games. In 1987, Dan began writing articles about something he had always lovedsports. And in 1992, his two-year-old son Sam inspired him to start writing childrens books. Today, Dan writes just for kids. He visits hundreds of schools from New Jersey to Egypt, using sports to get kids excited about reading and writing. He lives in Haddonfield, New Jersey with his wife Nina Wallace, an illustrator, and their children Sam and Emma.