Dogs Don't Tell Jokes by Louis Sachar

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Twelve-year-old jokester Gary Boone knows he was born to be a comedian, it's the kids in his class who think he's just a goon. Winning the school talent show would be Gary's dream come true, but on the big night his dream nearly backfires--with hilarious results.

An IRA/CBC Children's Choice.  


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About Louis Sachar

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Louis Sachar is the author of the award-winning Small Steps and the New York Times number one bestseller Holes, as well as Stanley Yelnats' Survival Guide to Camp Green Lake. He is an avid bridge player. His books for younger readers include There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom, The Boy Who Lost His Face, Dogs Don't Tell Jokes, and the Marvin Redpost series, among many others.
 
Published June 1, 2011 by Yearling. 228 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Gary "Goon" Boone tells jokes instead of having conversations;

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Publishers Weekly

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Compulsive joke-teller Gary Boone--aka Goon--thinks his witticisms are hysterical, but almost everyone in his seventh-grade class knows different.

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PW praised the ``strong, realistic characterization'' in this ``gracefully told story'' of a compulsive comic, the scourge of his seventh-grade class.

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