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My Life as a Stuntboy

My Life as a Stuntboy

The My Life series (Volume 2)

Janet Tashjian; illustrations by Jake Tashjian

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Derek Fallon gets the opportunity of a lifetime—to be a stunt boy in a major movie featuring a pretty teen starlet. After accepting the job he learns that he is the star's stunt double and must wear a wig! His friends are never going to let him live this down. If that weren't his only problem, his parents are threatening to give away his pet monkey, and his best friend just posted an embarrassing video of him on Youtube. Can life get any worse? Still the irrepressible Derek takes it all in stride and even manages to save the day.

Rhode Island Children's Book Award ML, Rhode Island Children's Book Award Master List

My Life as a Stuntboy

THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL IS always the worst day of the year. It's like some crazy surgeon throws you on an operating table and removes a major organ from your chest called...

Praise for My Life as a Stuntboy

“A fast-moving plot and relatable protagonist make this stand-alone sequel a good choice for boys who, like Derek, would rather reach for a TV remote or game controller than a book.” —School Library Journal

“Fans of the first will be utterly delighted by this sequel and anxious to see what Jake will turn up as next.” —BCCB

“This is a great package for kids, especially those like Derek who don't think they like to read.” —Booklist

“Another fun, emotionally resonant read for the Wimpy Kid set and beyond.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Will thrill young readers.” —Children's Literature

In the Press

Read the Kirkus Review of MY LIFE AS A STUNTBOY . In this satisfying stand-alone companion to <em>My Life as a Book<em> (2010), 12-year-old Derek Fallon thinks landing a job as stuntboy for megastar Tanya Billings must be as good as it gets. - Kirkus Reviews

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Janet Tashjian; illustrations by Jake Tashjian

Janet Tashjian is the author of many popular novels including My Life as a Book; Larry and the Meaning of Life; Vote for Larry; The Gospel According to Larry; Fault Line; Multiple Choice; and Tru Confessions. She lives with her family in Los Angeles, California.

Jake Tashjian has been drawing pictures of his vocabulary words on index cards since he was a kid. He now has a stack of index cards taller than a house.

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Jake Tashjian

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