Jacky Ha Ha, Book 1: Jacky Ha Ha

Jacky Ha Ha, Book 1:  Jacky Ha Ha

In the middle grade hit that debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, bestselling author James Patterson introduces the hilarious Jacky Ha-Ha, a class clown who turns to troublemaking--and laughter--to cope with life's challenges. Now available in paperback!

In twenty years Jacqueline Hart will be a famous comedienne, but right now, she goes by Jacky Ha-Ha, a nickname she's given after her classmates tease her about her stutter. While her mom is away fighting in Iraq, she pranks up a storm at home and school, trying to distract everyone with laughs so they won't notice her speech impediment. Can Jacky survive being forced into the big school play? Or will she be laughed off stage (and not in the good way!)?

Booklist calls Jacky "smart, funny, immensely likable, and a colorful narrator," and the bold black and white illustrations by French duo Kerascoët are "full of verve and energy," according to The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books.--from the publisher
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In his new middle grade novel that debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, James Patterson introduces his hilarious new heroine, Jacky Ha-Ha, a class clown who makes people laugh with her so they can't laugh at her.

With her irresistible urge to tell a joke in every situation--even when she really, really shouldn't--twelve-year-old Jacky Ha-Ha loves to make people laugh. And cracking wise helps distract her from thinking about not-so-funny things in her life, like her mom serving in a dangerous, faraway war, and a dad who's hardly ever home.

But no matter how much fun Jacky has, she can't seem to escape her worries. So one starlit night, she makes a promise to keep her family together...even if she has to give up the one thing that makes her happy. But can she stop being Jacky Ha-Ha, if that's who she really is?--from the pubilsher

384 pages           978-0316262491            Ages 9-12

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