Ever since he was little, Max Carmody has been trying to make people laugh. So when he sees a poster announcing a contest to find "The Funniest Kid in America," he knows that he has finally found his destiny. Dubbing himself "Maxx Comedy," he sets out to create the video that will gain him entry into the contest and national fame?but it isn’t quite as easy as he thought it would be. In what soon becomes a comedy of errors, Max first has to help a cow named Madonna give birth, keep a wildcat from attacking his classmates, save his best friend from getting beaten up by a jealous boyfriend, and make it all the way to Chicago with a truckload of cherries. Will Max leave them rolling in the aisles? Or will he discover, as an old actor once said, "Dying is easy; comedy is hard."
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Gordon Korman has written more than fifty books for children and young adults, including four ALA Best Books for Young Adults: Son of the Mob, A Semester in the Life of a Garbage Bag, Son of Interflux and Losing Joe's Place. When he was 12, he wrote his first book, This Can't Be Happening!, about the adventures of two friends, Bruno and Boots, who went to a boarding school called Macdonald Hall. He has written six other books about Macdonald Hall, which have recently been reissued. Gordon has also written The New York Times bestseller, 39 Clues: One False Note and plans to write more for the series. He also wrote Swindle, a Silver Birch nominee, and its sequel, Zoobreak. Other popular Korman books include: The Juvie Three, Pop, The 6th Grade Nickname Game, Jake Reinvented, Maxx Comedy, The Everest Trilogy, The Island Trilogy and The Dive Trilogy. A native of Thornhill, Ontario, and a graduate of New York University's School of Dramatic Writing, Korman lives in New York with his family and writes full-time.From School Library Journal:
Grade 5-7-Korman puts a humorous twist on issues of divorce, fitting in, and following big ambitions. Since he was five years old, Max Carmody has dreamed of being a professional stand-up comic. When he discovers a national talent search looking for "The Funniest Kid in America" that carries a $1000 prize and a TV appearance, he becomes obsessed. He enlists his friends to help him create a video to submit for the contest and tries out jokes on anyone who will listen. Bits and snatches of his routine open each chapter and add to the presentation. The story is a comedy of errors; Max's friends are as prone to bad luck and foiled attempts at success as he is. But they are also very forgiving of one another and their mutual understanding and support make this a positive book. The role of Max's stepfather also adds to the strength of this novel. A truck driver with a heart of gold and also a lot of patience, he never pushes Max into having a relationship with him; he just never gives up. Max is a resilient character who finally gets some of the recognition and attention that he craves.
Edith Ching, St. Albans School, Mt. St. Alban, Washington, DC
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