The King of Average

The King of Average

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James isn't the world's greatest kid, but he's not the worst, either: he's average! When he decides to become the most average kid who ever lived, James is transported to another world where he meets Mayor Culpa, a well-dressed talking Scapegoat who recruits him to become the new King of Average. He's joined on his quest by a professional Optimist and his grouchy companion, an equally professional Pessimist. Together, they set out on a journey of self-discovery that leads them all the way from the Sea of Doubt to Mount Impossible, the highest peak in the Unattainable Mountains. When James stumbles into a Shangri-la called Epiphany, he uncovers the secret of who he really is. Follow James on his hilarious, adventure-packed journey to find self-worth in this heartfelt middle grade novel by debut author Gary Schwartz. "Gary Schwartz's The King of Average is engaging, imaginative, entertaining and funny while also exploring real emotional depths . It is like reading a lost work of L. Frank Baum." -- Brian McDonald author of Invisible Ink and The Golden Themeshow more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 268 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 15mm | 345g
  • Updrift
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1513703315
  • 9781513703312

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64 ratings
3.81 out of 5 stars
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4 27% (17)
3 39% (25)
2 5% (3)
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