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The amazing adventures of John Smith, Jr., aka Houdini

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For fans of Jerry Spinelli's Maniac Magee, Gary D. Schmidt's The Wednesday Wars, and Jack Gantos's Joey Pigza Books comes a hilarious and poignant slice-of-life novel from critically acclaimed author and poet Peter Johnson.

When an author comes to speak to his class in a rundown area of Providence, Houdini decides to make money by writing his own novel. Houdini chronicles his life as he and his friends start a leaf-raking business, befriend Old Man Jackson (a Vietnam War veteran with a seriously intimidating dog), and get even with the neighborhood bully, Angel. But it's hard to find a way to write about his dad losing his job or his brother, Franklin, who is first reported missing in action in Iraq and then still seems to be missing when he comes home.

No matter what, Houdini and his friends rely on one another to figure out how to do the right thing. And Houdini discovers that writing and thinking about his friends and family lets him get to know them in completely new ways.

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9780061988905
9780061988912
9780062099129
006198891
Reading Level:
MG
Level 5.7, 5 Points
Lexile measure:
950L
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Last Grouping Update 2020-10-24 23:31:13PM
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title_display The amazing adventures of John Smith, Jr., aka Houdini
title_full The Amazing Adventures of John Smith, Jr. AKA Houdini
The amazing adventures of John Smith, Jr., aka Houdini / by Peter Johnson
title_short The amazing adventures of John Smith, Jr., aka Houdini
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Families
Family life
Interpersonal relations
Juvenile Fiction
Money-making projects for children
Moneymaking projects
Neighborliness