Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Extra Credit

By Tommy Greenwald; J. P. Coovert (Illustrator)
Roaring Brook Press, Hardcover, 9781596436923, 272pp.

Publication Date: August 7, 2012

List Price: $14.99*
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Description

Charlie Joe Jackson, the most reluctant reader ever born, made it his mission in the first book to get through middle school without reading a single book from cover to cover. Now he's back, and trying desperately to get straight A's in order to avoid going to academic camp for the summer. In order to do this, he will have to betray his friend, lose the girl of his dreams, and end up acting in a school play about the inventor of paper towels. Charlie Joe's not exactly the "school play kind of guy," but desperate times call for desperate measures.




About the Author
Tommy Greenwald has enjoyed reading all his life, which is why he s appalled that his kids would prefer getting a dental check-up to checking out a book. After years of pleading, threatening, and bribing, Tommy finally decided the only way to get his kids to read was to write a book about how to get out of reading. This is the result. And they read it! (So they say.) The executive creative director at SPOTCO, an entertainment advertising agency in New York City, Tommy lives in Connecticut with his wife, Cathy; his non-reading sons, Charlie, Joe, and Jack; and his dogs, Moose and Coco. Check out Tommy s website (minimal reading required) at www.tommygreenwald.com.J. P. Coovert is the illustrator of the Charlie Joe Jackson books by Tommy Greenwald.



Praise For Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Extra Credit

    “No middle schooler wants to face a month at summer enrichment camp, but many will enjoy watching Charlie Joe work harder than he has ever worked before to avoid it…even if he fails.”--Kirkus

 

“Sure to appeal to reluctant readers who will identify with Charlie Joe’s knack for avoiding reading and schoolwork, this title would also make a fabulous read-aloud. Luckily for fans of Charlie Joe, another installment in this unlikely hero’s life is forthcoming.” – School Library Journal

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