Jake Drake, Class Clown

Jake Drake, Class Clown

By Andrew Clements; Janet Pedersen (Illustrator)

Aladdin Paperbacks, Paperback, 9781416949121, 72pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2007

Description

Knock, knock. Who's there? Jake. Jake who? Jake Drake, Class Clown.



Miss Bruce is the new student teacher in second grade, and she never smiles. Never. But when Jake cracks up the class during a spelling bee, he sees the tiniest hint of a smile at the corner of her mouth. Suddenly, Jake has a new mission in life: to be so funny that even Miss Bruce will laugh!



But then things get out of hand, and Jake finds himself in big trouble. Has Jake discovered -- too late -- that not everybody loves a clown?



About the Author
Andrew Clements taught in the public schools near Chicago for seven years before moving East to begin a career in publishing and writing. He lives in Westborough, Massachusetts.

Janet Pedersen has illustrated several picture books, three of which she has also written: MILLIE IN THE MEADOW, MILLIE WANTS TO PLAY, and the forthcoming PINO AND THE SIGNORA'S PASTA (all Candlewick). This is her first book for Clarion. She lives with her husband and son in Brooklyn, New York.