A zany road trip adventure for fans of game shows and reality talent competitions like America’s Got Talent! Jason will stop at nothing to be a Maniac — a contestant on his favorite show. But when his mom makes a critical mistake, can he still make his dream come true?
When his parents surprise Jason with a family vacation to California, he is totally excited. Not only will he get to fly, he’ll have a chance to try out for Masquerade Mania, the planet’s ultimate trivia game show!
That’s before he learns that they will be camping cross-country in a sardine can (at least that’s what the prehistoric camper looks like). While Jason is willing to do just about anything for a chance to be on Mania, isn’t wearing pink underwear, enduring the stares of fellow campers, and putting up with his pain-in-the-neck sister above and beyond the call of duty?
Diane Roberts is the author of Made You Look and Puppet Pandemonium and a puppeteer who has performed for thousands of children across the country, most often in the great state of Texas. She’s performed with Ricky Raccoon so many times that she continues talking with… More about Diane Roberts
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Published by Yearling Feb 04, 2009| 160 Pages| Middle Grade (8-12)| ISBN 9780307487841
“The story is as high energy as the game show itself, punctuated with witty details of the everyday life of junior-high boys and topped off with a highly satisfying, wish-fulfilling conclusion. . . . Light hearted summer reading fun.” —The Bulletin, Recommended
“This light, fun fiction marks a solid start for Roberts.” —Publishers Weekly
“This fast-paced first novel will be a big hit, especially with reluctant readers. The dialogue-packed story features over-the-top elements that . . . fit perfectly in this funny book.” —School Library Journal
“A series of hilarious disasters will leave the reader laughing out loud and wanting more. . . . This book needs a sequel!” —Children’s Literature