I Even Funnier
A Middle School Story
Publication Date: December 9, 2013
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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.)
James Patterson has had more #1 bestsellers for children than any living writer. He is the author of the Middle School, I Funny, Treasure Hunters, and Daniel X novels, as well as House of Robots. His blockbuster fiction for adults, featuring enduring characters like Alex Cross--in addition to his many books for teens, such as the Maximum Ride series--have sold more than 300 million copies worldwide. He lives in Florida.
Chris Grabenstein is a New York Times bestselling author who has also collaborated with James Patterson on Treasure Hunters and Daniel X: Armageddon. He lives in New York City.
Laura Park is a cartoonist and the illustrator of the I Funny series and three books in the Middle School series, and her work has appeared in The Best American Comics. She lives in Chicago.
Praise for I Funny:A #1 New York Times Bestseller
"....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
"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