The Cookie Company by Ross Venokur

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When the unluckiest boy in the world turns unlucky 13, bad luck is sure to follow. So when a mysterious Chinese food delivery man appears on his doorstep with a surprise birthday dinner, Alex Grindlay knows better than to expect a good fortune cookie for dessert. But even Alex could not have predicted the crazy adventures that lie ahead of him. Just his luck, one little fortune cookie will change his life forever.

Alex is whisked away into a world where anything can happen, and the fortune in his cookie is his only clue to finding a way home. If that isn't bad luck enough, he's pursued relentlessly by Cypress Vine, an evil game show host who wants to take over Alex's world. All she needs is a way to get out of her world and into his--and the magical cookies will do just the trick. With all his bad luck, how on earth can Alex stop a superpowerful game show host? He'd better find a way if he ever wants to get home.
 

About Ross Venokur

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Ross Venokur is a screenwriter who has written for Nickelodeon, Warner Brothers, and DreamWorks.
 
Published February 8, 2000 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers. 192 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Without the quirky appeal of Venokur's first novel, The Amazing Frecktacle, his latest devolves into convoluted wordplay and an all-too-obvious message. Alex Grindley believes himself to be the unluck

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Alex Grindley believes himself to be the unluckiest person in the world--his mother is dead, his father sits in the house all day watching game shows, and his ""hoodoo"" (the part of the body where all the bad luck comes from) is swollen to an enormous degree.

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