Miracle Wimp (Paperback)

By Erik P. Kraft

Little, Brown Young Readers, 9780316011662, 245pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2009



Apparently I'm kind of funny, but people hardly ever notice because they don't normally pay any attention to me. Or if they do, it's the wrong kind of attention, and they're not going to hear what I have to say because they're too focused on roughing me up.

Do girls like funny? They don't pay attention to me either. Even if I knew how to approach them, I'd never get past my first sentence before they'd walk away or shut me down. All this comedy gold is going to waste.

Everyone knows high school can be a nightmare, especially if you're smart or funny. With his best friends by his side, Tom Mayo will navigate the perils of adolescence; from atomic wedgies from the Donkeys, wood shop with crazy Mr. Boort, tentative first dates, and horrible first jobs, Miracle Wimp is the hilarious, episodic account of one quippy, sarcastic antihero trying to survive high school.

About the Author

Erik P. Kraft is the award-winning author of the Lenny & Mel books from Simon & Schuster. He lives in Brooklyn, NY, and when he's not writing children's books, he plays in a band and performs stand-up comedy. Check out his website at www.erikpkraft.com.

Praise For Miracle Wimp

"Refreshing....reluctant readers will be drawn to the book's format."

"Very funny."
-KLIATT (starred review)

"Perfectly captures the insecurity and self-conesciousness of his age. Often humorous....Easy, engaging reading with a serious side."

"Comedic riff on male adolescence....a quick and entertaining read."
-Publishers Weekly

"The humor, short chapters and drawings will snag reluctant readers."
-Kirkus Reviews