Election!

A Kid's Guide to Picking Our President

By Dan Gutman
(Open Road Young Readers, Paperback, 9781453270660, 147pp.)

Publication Date: August 2012

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A fun, funny, and informative guide to the weird world of American politicsHow does the president get his job? How do people know who will win an election before everybody's voted? Do the candidates hate each other? Dan Gutman takes on his strangest subject ever: the American political system. Reaching through history from the days of the founding fathers to today's voting system, Gutman tackles complex subjects in a clear, easy-to-understand way. Even grown-ups will find something in here that they've never learned before. Politics are a crazy game, and with Dan Gutman teaching you the rules, you're going to have a blast learning how to play. Dan Gutman (b. 1955) is a prolific author of popular children's books. He began his career with adult nonfiction books about baseball, covering topics such as the game's greatest scandals and the evolution of its equipment. The birth of his first child inspired him to begin writing for a young audience, beginning with "Baseball's Biggest Bloopers" (1993). Gutman's first bestseller was "The Kid Who Ran for President" (1996). The following year he published "Honus & Me," a story about a young boy who finds a rare baseball card that magically takes him back to 1909 to play with the great Honus Wagner. Gutman went on to create a series about time-travel encounters with other baseball stars such as Jackie Robinson and Babe Ruth. "Miss Daisy Is Crazy" (2004) was the first My Weird School book, beginning a long-running series of more than thirty novels. With "Mission Unstoppable" (2011), Gutman debuted a new adventure series: the Genius Files, starring fraternal twins Coke and Pepsi McDonald. The sequel, "Never Say Genius," was published in 2012. Gutman lives in New Jersey with his family.



About the Author
Dan Gutman has always been a baseball fanatic. He played in Little League as a kid, and one of the first magazine articles he ever sold explained the science behind the spitball, the scuffball, and corked bats. When he thought about the T206 Honus Wagner the most valuable baseball card in the world he began to write honus & me, his first Baseball Card Adventure.

Dan is also the author of the New York Times bestselling Genius Files series, as well as the internationally bestselling My Weird School series.

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