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The Pocket Guide to Mischief

9781423603665

Gibbs Smith
Available: 03/01/08
4 x 6 · 208 pages
Ages 8 and up
9781423603665
CDN $13.99 · pb

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Bart King

illustrated by Brenda Brown

The greatest leaders and geniuses in history were mischief makers. They were the brave women who looked at how unfair the world was and said, 'I can do better than that.' They were the stalwart men who saw stupidity and asked, 'Why do we have to do it that way?' And they were the delightful children who ganged up on the neighborhood bully and hit him with wet noodles until he said, 'Uncle!'

Yes, history's mischief makers had the courage to point out that things like slavery, global warming, and turtleneck sweaters are bad. And they also pulled off some of the greatest hoaxes and practical jokes of all time. Their achievements include the Boston Tea Party, the 'War of the Worlds' radio broadcast of 1938, and the Cheese Whiz Disaster of 2008. In honor of them, we introduce The Pocket Guide to Mischief , the perfect addition to any prankster's collection, as well as a fun-filled how-to for the budding troublemaker in all of us.

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Bart King writes funny-and educational!-books for kids and immature adults. (His title The Big Book of Boy Stuff was once Amazon.com's top-selling children's book.) As a young lad, Bart discovered he could punch people into outer space. Sadly, he lost a lot of friends that way. Today, Bart isrecognized as one of the world's leading superhero experts. (And as a longtime middle school teacher, he is also highly sought after by supervillains!)

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