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 Jacky Ha-Ha : my life is a joke (Jacky Ha-Ha)
 Author: Patterson, James

 Publisher:  Little, Brown (2017)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 342 p., ill., 20 cm

 BTSB No: 703977 ISBN: 9780316433761
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Summer employment -- Fiction
 Theater -- Fiction
 Stuttering -- Fiction
 Family life -- New Jersey -- Fiction
 Humorous fiction

Price: $19.78

[#2 in the series] Jacky Hart has found a hidden talent in the performing arts, and she's a triple threat onstage! She wants nothing more than to act and sing all summer--but her parents have other plans for her.

 Added Entry - Personal Name: Grabenstein, Chris
 Illustrator: Kerascoet

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Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 4.30
   Points: 6.0   Quiz: 192815
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 3.70
   Points: 10.0   Quiz: 75192

   School Library Journal (00/09/17)
   Booklist (09/01/17)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 09/01/2017 In 1991, 12-year-old Jacky and her older sisters must find summer jobs to help support the family. Soon she’s running the Balloon Race game on the Jersey Shore boardwalk. Though she never stutters while amusing customers with her wisecracking carny patter, her tryout for A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a near disaster. Still, she lands a small part. Later, after the Balloon Race booth is robbed and she loses her job, she puts her acting skills to practical use, setting a “mousetrap” to catch the thief. Lines from Shakespearean dialogue, along with facts about his plays and Elizabethan stagecraft, are woven into the story. As in Jacky Ha-Ha (2016), the framework introduces Jacky as an adult, a successful actress reminiscing for her two daughters. Black-and-white drawings with speech balloons illustrate the narrative and underscore its humor. Often impulsive but later reflective, the young Jacky makes mistakes and learns from them. Whether she’s helping a sister, solving a crime, or dealing with a boy’s first stumbling steps toward romance, this chapter book is engaging from start to finish. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Patterson and Grabenstein’s latest big-time series will fly off the shelves, and that’s no joke. - Copyright 2017 Booklist.

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