The kid who ran for President / Dan Gutman.Material type: TextSeries: Apple paperback: Publisher: New York : Scholastic Inc., c1996ISBN: 9780590939874 (HC ; alk. paper); 0590939874 (HC ; alk. paper); 9780590939881 (ppb); 0590939882 (ppb); 9780613035620 (Topeka); 0613035623 (Topeka); 9780780777101 (PFNL); 0780777107 (PFNL)Subject(s): Elections -- Juvenile fiction | Politics, Practical -- Juvenile fictionDDC classification: [Fic] LOC classification: PZ7.G9846 | Ki 1996
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King of the hill -- A mighty big can of worms -- That jerk Arthur Krantz -- Family values -- Abby -- Secret campaign strategy -- The First Babe -- Vice-President Syers -- Twenty million dollars? no problem -- I'd say it sounds like a fake -- The Lemonade Party -- Homework first, campaigning later -- A star is born -- Give the people what they want -- America is calling -- The customer is always right -- Let the kid run! -- Pols and polls -- The virtual candidate -- Moon, you don't have any opinions! -- Time to panic -- The great debate -- The runaway train -- Moongate -- Word for word -- Election day.
With his friend as campaign manager and his former babysitter as running mate, twelve-year-old Judson Moon sets out to become President of the United States.
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School Library Journal ReviewGr 4-7-Meet Judson Moon, the newest and most exciting presidential candidate in the year 2000 elections. How is he different from other candidates? First of all, he is 12 years old. Second, his friend and campaign manager, Lane, came up with the idea, and Judson is going along with it because it sounds like fun, not because he has a real understanding of the issues. And third, his running mate is an elderly African-American woman who used to be his babysitter. Judson's campaign is more successful than anyone could have predicted. Supporters even start sending him money to help out. The boy begins to realize he is in over his head, but still he goes on to debate the other candidates on national television. The voters love him and vote for him, but in the end, he decides to give up the presidency. How could adults vote a 12-year-old into office? Gutman makes readers believe anything is possible in these elections. Throughout the campaign, Lane brings up interesting political issues for discussion, such as why can't somebody younger than 35 run for president? Why are there amendments to the Constitution? Should politicians get sponsored by McDonalds? What are the journalists after? This humorous, informative book will be a fun read anytime, but particularly during this election year.-Elisabeth Palmer Abarbanel, Los Angeles Public Library (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Author notes provided by SyndeticsDan Gutman was born in New York City on October 19, 1955. He received a degree in psychology from Rutgers University in 1977. He started a video game magazine in 1982 called Video Games Player, which later became Computer Games. When the magazine went out of business in 1985, he decided to become a full-time writer. He wrote several non-fiction baseball books for adults, before changing his focus to non-fiction sports books for children. In 1994, he decided to switch to children's fiction. He is the author of the Baseball Card Adventures Series, My Weird School series, My Weird School Daze series, My Weirder School series, and The Genius Files series. In 2014 his title, Texas with Love, which was the fourth book in the Genius Files Series, made The New York Times Best Seller List.
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