Junie B. Jones and the Yucky Blucky Fruitcake

By Barbara Park; Terry Wilbur Smith; Mark Podwal
(Random House Children's Books, Paperback, 9780679866947, 80pp.)

Publication Date: September 19, 1995

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Meet the World's Funniest Kindergartner—Junie B. Jones!

"I'm the bestest winner in the world!" With over 50 million books in print, Barbara Park's New York Times bestselling chapter book series, Junie B. Jones, is a classroom favorite and has been keeping kids laughing—and reading—for over 20 years! In the 5th Junie B. Jones book, it's Carnival Night, and Lucille has already won a box of fluffy cupcakes with sprinkles on them. But when Junie B. wins the Cake Walk, she chooses the bestest cake of all—the one wrapped in sparkly aluminum foil. How was she to know it was a lethal weapon?

USA TODAY:
"Junie B. is the darling of the young-reader set."

Publisher's Weekly:
"Park convinces beginning readers that Junie B.—and reading—are lots of fun."

Kirkus Reviews:
"Junie's swarms of young fans will continue to delight in her unique take on the world….A hilarious, first-rate read-aloud."

Time Magazine:
"Junie B. Jones is a feisty six-year-old with an endearing penchant for honesty."




About the Author
Barbara Park is one of today's funniest and most popular authors for middle-graders. Her many successful novels include "Mick Harte Was Here, " which received fifteen state Children's Choice awards, including the Texas Bluebonnet Award; "The Kid in the Red Jacket;" and "Skinnybones." She is also the best-selling author of the Junie B. Jones books, and "Psssst...It's Me, the Bogeyman, " a picture book.

Ms. Park lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, with her husband, Richard.





MARK PODWAL is the author and illustrator of numerous books, including Jerusalem Sky: Stars, Crosses, and Crescents; A Sweet Year: A Taste of the Jewish Holidays; and The Menorah Story. He has received awards from the Society of Illustrators and the Jewish Book Council, his drawings have appeared in the New York Times for more than thirty years, and his work is represented in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Victoria and Albert Museum, among many others. He lives in New York, where he also practices medicine.
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