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Fame, Fortune, and the Bran Muffins of Doom
by Marty Kelley
Marty Kelley, Illustrator

Trade Binding | 144 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 | US$ 16.95
ISBN: 9780823426065 | 09-01-2012

Also available as an ebook.

Grade: FOURTH | Age: 7 to 10

Themes: Humor, School, Determination
Recommendations: A, PW

About the Book

Simon's latest scheme is to gain everlasting fame and glory by winning the school talent show. What stands in his way? A lot. There's the fact he doesn't sing, dance, or play a musical instrument. There's Stacy and her distracting brown eyes. There's the evil Mike McApline and his cronies. And last, but certainly not least, is the aged Mrs. Anaand who insists on bombarding Simon and his friends with dangerously hard muffins while they rehearse their act. Utter humiliation is looking a lot more likely than fame and glory for Simon's band, The Groovy Guys.

This hilarious chapter book features chapter illustrations, pages from Simon's secret notebook, and a glossary.

Marty Kelley is the author of seven picture books for young readers. He is also a musician, and he taught second grade before becoming a full time author-illustrator. Marty Kelley lives in New Hampshire with his wife, two children, three chickens, and one duck. This is his first novel.

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