Dogs Don't Tell Jokes Louis Sachar

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Paperback / softback 224 pages

ISBN:
9780747589785
Size:
198 x 129 xmm
Published:
5th March 2007
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Interest age: from c 9 years
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Overview

'Why did the guy eat two dead skunks for breakfast?' 'Because dead ones squeal when you stick the fork in.' Gary W. Boone knows he was born to be a stand-up comedian. It is the rest of the kids in the class who think he is a fool. Then the Floyd Hicks Junior High School Talent Show is announced, and he starts practising his routine non-stop to get it just right. Gary's sure that this will be his big break - he'll make everyone laugh and will win the $100 prize money. But when an outrageous surprise threatens to turn his debut into a disaster, it looks as if the biggest joke of all may be on Gary himself.

Author

Louis Sachar lives in Austin, Texas, where he works full-time as an author of children's books. HOLES has won numerous US prizes including the very prestigious Newbery Prize and was also been shortlisted for the UK's Children's Book Award.

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