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The Boy Who Made Everyone Laugh

By Helen Rutter   

Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9781338652260 Hardcover
256 Pages | Ages 8 to 12

Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9781338652284 Ebook
256 Pages | Ages 8 to 12

When life is funny, make some jokes about it.

Billy Plimpton has a big dream: to become a famous comedian when he grows up. He already knows a lot of jokes, but thinks he has one big problem standing in his way: his stutter.

At first, Billy thinks the best way to deal with this is to . . . never say a word. That way, the kids in his new school won’t hear him stammer. But soon he finds out this is NOT the best way to deal with things. (For one thing, it’s very hard to tell a joke without getting a word out.)

As Billy makes his way toward the spotlight, a lot of funny things (and some less funny things) happen to him. In the end, the whole school will know —

If you think you can hold Billy Plimpton back, be warned: The joke will soon be on you!

Raves & reviews:

Praise for The Boy Who Made Everyone Laugh:

"Very funny, very touching, very truthful — a total delight to read." — Jacqueline Wilson, internationally #1 bestselling author

"This incredible debut tugs at your heartstrings and makes you laugh out loud." — Lisa Thompson, author of The Goldfish Boy

"Amazing!" — Noel Fielding, comedian and co-presenter, The Great British Bake Off

"It made me punch the air with delight. Billy Plimpton is my hero." — Marcus Brigstocke, acclaimed UK comedian