The King of Average by Gary Schwartz

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The book delivers an important lesson—be your own hero. With this debut, the author should soon be a hero to readers everywhere. A skilled and witty tale about a boy who would be king that should appeal to children and adults.
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James isn’t the world’s greatest kid, but he’s not the worst, either: he’s average! When he decides to become the most average kid who ever lived, James is transported to another world where he meets Mayor Culpa, a well-dressed talking Scapegoat who recruits him to become the new King of Average. He’s joined on his quest by a professional Optimist and his grouchy companion, an equally professional Pessimist. Together, they set out on a journey of self-discovery that leads them all the way from the Sea of Doubt to Mount Impossible, the highest peak in the Unattainable Mountains. When James stumbles into a Shangri-la called Epiphany, he uncovers the secret of who he really is. Follow James on his hilarious, adventure-packed journey to find self-worth in this heartfelt middle grade novel by debut author Gary Schwartz.
 

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Gary Schwartz began his career as a columnist in Japan and later became an anchor on Asahi Television. He ran number of technology startups before founding Impact Mobile, a mobile technology company specialized in retail and brand solutions, in 2002. Schwartz has played a leadership role in the mobile industry, founding the mobile committee for the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) in 2005 and presently serving as North American chairman of the Mobile Entertainment Forum (MEF). In this capacity, Schwartz is developing a global mobile commerce practice to service brands, retailers, and content owners. He lives with his family in Toronto.
 
Published May 30, 2016 by Bunny Moon. 199 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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on Feb 04 2016

The book delivers an important lesson—be your own hero. With this debut, the author should soon be a hero to readers everywhere. A skilled and witty tale about a boy who would be king that should appeal to children and adults.

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