Clueless McGee by Jeff Mack

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid meets Encyclopedia Brown!

Clueless McGee is just your average fifth-grader: snarky, awkward, and a magnet for trouble. The only difference: he's also an amateur detective. Determined to make his absent father proud, he uses the skills he's learned playing video games to solve mysteries. Only he's no Sherlock Holmes. Or Encyclopedia Brown. Or even Scooby-Doo. When the school bully is framed for filling the orchestra teacher's tuba with macaroni and cheese, Clueless is on the case. But can he catch the culprit before he strikes again? His only obstacle, as Jeff Mack shows us in his hilarious new illustrated series, is his own ineptitude . . . questionable talent . . . and limited intelligence. No problem!

About Jeff Mack

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Jeff Mack is the author and illustrator of many books for young readers including Hush Little Polar Bear, Frog and Fly, and Clueless McGee. He lives carefree in Western Massachusetts where all the clouds have silver linings and everyone's glass is half-full. Visit him online at
Published August 16, 2012 by Philomel. 256 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Fifth-grader PJ McGee wants to be a private detective like his father, who is away on a SECRET MISSION (or at least that’s what PJ thinks).

Jun 13 2012 | Read Full Review of Clueless McGee

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gets gum stuck to his head (multiple times), the principal winds up covered in said mac and cheese (multiple times), and the janitor gets stuck in a bucket (twice), among other recurring gags and pratfalls.

Jun 18 2012 | Read Full Review of Clueless McGee


View slideshow: Clueless McGee book 1 In the first book of this new series, both written and illustrated by Jeff Mack and similar in genre to the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, children will find a new friend to cheer for in PJ McGee, ninja-private-eye extraordinaire.

Oct 06 2012 | Read Full Review of Clueless McGee

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Besides the case, P.J gets into trouble a lot, and P.J doesn’t think that it’s fair.

Oct 10 2012 | Read Full Review of Clueless McGee

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