In his new middle grade novel that debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, James Patterson introduces his hilarious new heroine, Jacky Ha-Ha, a class clown who makes people laugh with her so they can't laugh at her.
her irresistible urge to tell a joke in every situation--even when she
really, really shouldn't--twelve-year-old Jacky Ha-Ha loves to make
people laugh. And cracking wise helps distract her from thinking about
not-so-funny things in her life, like her mom serving in a dangerous,
faraway war, and a dad who's hardly ever home.
But no matter how
much fun Jacky has, she can't seem to escape her worries. So one
starlit night, she makes a promise to keep her family together...even if
she has to give up the one thing that makes her happy. But can she stop
being Jacky Ha-Ha, if that's who she really is?
Praise for Jacky Ha-Ha:
A #1 New York Times Bestseller
"...Jacky is the best yet. Fun, smart, emotionally engaging, Jacky is a character that young readers will love spending time with."—
holds the Guinness World Record for the most #1 New York Times bestsellers, including Confessions of a Murder Suspect
and the Maximum Ride series, and his books have sold more than 325
million copies worldwide. A tireless champion of the power of books and
reading, Patterson created a children's book imprint, JIMMY Patterson,
whose mission is simple: "We want every kid who finishes a JIMMY Book to
say, 'PLEASE GIVE ME ANOTHER BOOK.'" He has donated more than one
million books to students and soldiers and funds over four hundred
Teacher Education Scholarships at twenty-four colleges and universities.
He has also donated millions to independent bookstores and school
libraries. Patterson investing proceeds from the sales of JIMMY
Patterson Books in pro-reading initiatives.
James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977 James Patterson's books have sold more than 300 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.