|aI funny(1)|ba middle school story|cJames Patterson and Chris Grabenstein ; illustrations by Laura Park.
|aA middle school story
|aNew York|bLittle, Brown Company|cc2015.
|a303 p.|bill.|c20 cm.
|aResolving to become the world's greatest stand-up comedian despite less-than-funny challenges in his life, wheelchair-bound middle school student Jamie Grimm endures bullying from his mean-spirited cousin and hopes he will be fairly judged when he enters a local comedy contest.
|aStand-up comedy|vJuvenile fiction.
|aMiddle school students|vJuvenile fiction.
|aPeople with disabilities|xAbuse of|vJuvenile fiction.
Jamie Grimm is a middle schooler on a mission: he wants to become the world’s greatest standup comedian--even if he doesn’t have a lot to laugh about these days. He’s new in town and stuck living with his aunt, uncle, and their evil son Stevie, a bully who doesn’t let Jamie’s wheelchair stop him from messing with Jamie as much as possible. But Jamie doesn’t let his situation get him down. When his Uncle Frankie mentions a contest called The Planet’s Funniest Kid Comic, Jamie knows he has to enter. But are the judges only rewarding him out of pity because of his wheelchair, like Stevie suggests? Will Jamie ever share the secret of his troubled past instead of hiding behind his comedy act?Following the bestselling success of the hilarious Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life, James Patterson continues to dish out the funnies in another highly-illustrated, heartfelt middle school story. (Includes more than 175 black-and-white illustrations.)