THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF JOHN SMITH, JR.; AKA HOUDINI
New York : Harper, 2012
IL 5-8, RL 5.6
||John Smith, Jr., nicknamed Houdini
after his favorite hero, hears an author speak and decides
that he too can write a book following the authors’ rules
for writing for teens. Hoping to write a best seller so he
can buy his father a new car and pay for college, his
writings humorously explore his life and interactions with
friends and family. His fear of the town bully and the one
armed Vietnam vet and worries for his own brother serving
in Iraq lead him to better understand himself and others
around him. See how this alters his world view. (Pennsylvania
Young Reader's Choice Award nominee, 2014)
|SUBJECTS: Interpersonal relations --
Moneymaking projects -- Fiction.
Family life -- Rhode Island -- Fiction.
Authorship -- Fiction.
Providence (R.I.) -- Fiction.