Dogs Don't Tell Jokes

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Dogs Don't Tell Jokes

By Louis Sachar

Yearling Books, Paperback, 9780679833727, 209pp.

Publication Date: August 11, 1992

A sidesplitting classic from Newbery Medalist and National Book Award winner Louis Sachar ("Holes"), with a brand-new cover
Gary W. Boone knows he was born to be a stand-up comedian. It's the rest of the kids in his class who think he's just a goon. Then the Floyd Hicks Junior High School Talent Show is announced, and he starts practicing his routine nonstop to get it just right. Gary's sure this will be his big break he ll make everyone laugh and win the $100 prize. But when an outrageous surprise threatens to turn his debut into a disaster, it looks as if the biggest joke of all may be on Gary himself.

About the Author
Newbery Award winner Louis Sachar is the author of "The Boy Who Lost His Face," the Marvin Redpost books, and the much-loved "There s a Boy in the Girls Bathroom," winner of 19 child-voted state awards.

Louis Sachar s book "Holes," winner of the 1999 Newbery Medal, the National Book Award, and the "Boston Globe Horn Book" Award, is also an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, an ALA Quick Pick, and an ALA Notable Book, and was made into a major motion picture."

Praise For Dogs Don't Tell Jokes

"With its strong, realistic characterization, Sachar's gracefully told story will please his longtime fans and gain him new followers as well"-- Publishers Weekly.