Dogs Don't Tell JokesAuthor: Louis Sachar
Featured in the December, 2002 magazine
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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 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.
... a funny, yet true to life portrayal of those difficult teenage years.
Review by: Merle Morcom
Category:Children's Children's Fiction