It all begins when Freddy Funkhauser, an off-beat nine-year-old with a knack for science, embarks on an ambitious plan to win new customers for the family business, The Burger Castle. But when his secret invention ends up working better than he'd ever dreamed, his plans go wildly awry as his kooky companions wreak havoc in every corner of Freddy's world. David Baldacci now turns his tremendous thrill-creating talent to side-splitting storytelling in this hilarious adventure for middle-grade readers about fame, friends, and family.
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'Despite a plethora of cheap laffs, even indiscriminate readers will find the hackneyed characters and trite, slow-moving plot unappetizing.' - Kirkus Reviews.
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David Baldacci was born in Virginia, in 1960, where he currently lives. He
received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Virginia Commonwealth
University and a law degree from the University of Virginia. Mr. Baldacci
practiced law for nine years in Washington, D.C., as both a trial and corporate
He has published over seventeen novels for adults, a number of novels for children and several original screenplays. His books have been translated into more than 40 languages and sold in more than 80 countries. All of his books have been national and international bestsellers. Over 50 million copies of Mr. Baldacci's books are in print worldwide.
He serves as a national ambassador for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and participates in ...
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