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Sky Pony (2016-01-12)
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Books for very young children, children’s picture books & activity books
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THE MCVENTURES OF ME, MORGAN MCFACTOID

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

by Waxman, Mark

His family is about to lose their home, he’s picked on by a bully, and the beautiful girl next door doesn’t know he’s alive. But Morgan (McFactoid) McCracken — who spews random (but fascinating) facts whenever he gets flustered — conquers all three problems with one hair-raising invention. But he’ll have to choose between fame and fortune and his heart’s desire.

Morgan (McFactoid) McCracken spews random (but fascinating) facts whenever he gets flustered. As if that's not enough to warrant getting picked on, Morgan actually has to shave! And that's too much for Brad Buckholtz, a witless bully, who constantly beats up Morgan. As an aspiring inventor, Morgan figures if he can just come up with a product that will stop his facial hair from growing, then Buckholtz will no longer have a reason to pummel him. Besides, eliminating the need to shave will save people time, energy, and money, as well as making Morgan wealthy enough to pay off his family's debts and save them from losing their house.

With the help of Robin, the beautiful girl who lives next door, as well as an extremely inventive talking parrot, Morgan stumbles upon something potentially much more lucrative—a hair growing formula. And the bald world literally beats a path to his door. Overnight, Morgan becomes an international celebrity, entertaining absurdly lavish offers from cosmetics companies. Suddenly everyone wants to be his friend, including Brad Buckholtz. Everyone except the one person he cares about—Robin. She doesn’t think there is anything wrong with either having whiskers or being bald. In fact, she has always wondered whether people liked her for who she was on the inside, or what she looked like on the outside. She would never respect, and she will definitely not support, someone who sells his soul to superficiality.

After escaping formula snatchers and kidnappers, with the insights gained from some well-timed bird poop and one very smart girl, Morgan makes his choice between fame and fortune and his heart's desire.

Mark Waxman is a multi-Emmy-Award-winning comedy writer/producer for television. Earlier in his career, Mr. Waxman was the Vice President of Children’s Programming for CBS and created/wrote/executive produced the internationally acclaimed kid's science series, BEAKMAN'S WORLD and the hit comedy BAILEY KIPPER’S P.O.V. He is an Ollie Award recipient; he produced the SCBWI Master Class video series; and he continues to be the perennial sole writer of “The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade” for NBC.

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Comments

Whether or not readers buy into his line of reasoning, they will enjoy his highly comical misadventures and perhaps even give his “secret” recipe—composed of dozens of household ingredients and included in its entirety—a whirl.

Review: Booklist

A solid purchase; ideal for reluctant readers and those interested in science.

Review: School Library Journal

Whether or not readers buy into his line of reasoning, they will enjoy his highly comical misadventures and perhaps even give his “secret” recipe—composed of dozens of household ingredients and included in its entirety—a whirl.

Review: Booklist (Spotlight on Humor)

You’ll enjoy this witty, tongue-in-cheek journey just as much as the destination. The McVentures of Me, Morgan McFactoid is a quick and enjoyable read, filled with fun and endearing little facts that are as quirky as the narrator.

Review: Foreword Reviews

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