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The Resource Jacky Ha-Ha : my life is a joke, James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein ; illustrated by Kerascoèet

Jacky Ha-Ha : my life is a joke, James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein ; illustrated by Kerascoèet

Label
Jacky Ha-Ha : my life is a joke
Title
Jacky Ha-Ha
Title remainder
my life is a joke
Statement of responsibility
James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein ; illustrated by Kerascoèet
Title variation
My life is a joke
Title variation remainder
my life is a joke
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Jacky Hart has found a hidden talent in the performing arts, and she's a triple threat onstage! She wants nothing more than to act and sing all summer--but her parents have other plans for her"--
Member of
Storyline
Tone
Character
Review
Grades 4-6 In 1991, 12-year-old Jacky and her older sisters must find summer jobs to help support the family. Soon she’s running the Balloon Race game on the Jersey Shore boardwalk. Though she never stutters while amusing customers with her wisecracking carny patter, her tryout for A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a near disaster. Still, she lands a small part. Later, after the Balloon Race booth is robbed and she loses her job, she puts her acting skills to practical use, setting a “mousetrap” to catch the thief. Lines from Shakespearean dialogue, along with facts about his plays and Elizabethan stagecraft, are woven into the story. As in Jacky Ha-Ha (2016), the framework introduces Jacky as an adult, a successful actress reminiscing for her two daughters. Black-and-white drawings with speech balloons illustrate the narrative and underscore its humor. Often impulsive but later reflective, the young Jacky makes mistakes and learns from them. Whether she’s helping a sister, solving a crime, or dealing with a boy’s first stumbling steps toward romance, this chapter book is engaging from start to finish. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Patterson and Grabenstein’s latest big-time series will fly off the shelves, and that’s no joke. -- Phelan, Carolyn (Reviewed 9/1/2017) (Booklist, vol 114, number 1, p108)
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Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10596755
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Patterson, James
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.P27653
LC item number
Jaf 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 6
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Grabenstein, Chris
  • Kerascoèet
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Jacky Ha-Ha
Series volume
2
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Summer employment
  • Theater
  • Stuttering
  • Family life
  • New Jersey
  • Humorous stories
  • Summer employment
  • Theater
  • Stuttering
  • Families
  • Humorous stories
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
Jacky Ha-Ha : my life is a joke, James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein ; illustrated by Kerascoèet
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
342 pages
Isbn
9780316433761
Lccn
2017009627
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)975485753
Label
Jacky Ha-Ha : my life is a joke, James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein ; illustrated by Kerascoèet
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
342 pages
Isbn
9780316433761
Lccn
2017009627
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)975485753

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