Almost Famous

written by David Getz

Henry Holt and Co.

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Ten-year-old Maxine is determined to become a famous inventor so she can take care of her younger brother's heart condition, and she convinces a troubled classmate to help her.

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"If there's one thing pushy Maxine knows, it's that she's destined to be an inventor. When an anonymous benefactor sends her an application for the Inventions of Children Contest, she thinks she's found a way to achieve her goal. Unfortunately, she needs a contest partner, and the only person in her class who seems lonely enough and smart enough to qualify is Toni, . . . who wants nothing to do with overbearing Maxine. . . . [Maxine's] periodic letters to 'Dear Phil [Donahue]' keep us laughing and apprised of her progress--not only as she attempts to become 'almost famous' but also as she learns . . . how to be a friend."--Booklist, starred review

"David Getz is a fabulous new writer."--Judy Blume

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written by David Getz

David Getz is the award-winning author of the middle-grade novels Thin Air and Almost Famous, and the nonfiction books Frozen Man and Frozen Girl. When not writing, Mr. Getz works as an elementary-school principal in New York City.

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Almost Famous
written by David Getz

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
March 1994
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780805034646
ISBN10: 0805034641
Young Adult Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 182 pages
Age Range: 9 to 12
Grade Range: 4 to 7
$16.99
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