The McVentures of Me, Morgan McFactoid

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About The Book

Can a quirky kid's spectacular (accidental) invention solve all his problems?
A third of all people flush the toilet when they're still sitting on it. Welcome to just one of the many weird and random facts that thirteen-year-old Morgan McCracken spews whenever he is nervous or excited, which is most of the time.
The oddball trivia really overflows when Morgan inadvertently invents something everyone wants. He finds himself and the girl he has a crush on running for their lives from greedy opportunists who plan to cash in on Morgan's multizillion-dollar hair-raising discovery!
Morgan's path is full of surprises as he navigates bullies, kidnappers, the lure of fame and fortune, and his heart's desire.
Wit and humor shine in this quirky and fun middle grade debut!

About The Author

Mark Waxman is a multi-Emmy-Award-winning television writer and producer. Earlier in his career, Waxman served as director of program development for Los Angeles public television station KCET, as well as vice president of children’s programming for CBS. He created, wrote, and executive produced the internationally acclaimed kid's science series Beakman's World and the hit comedy Bailey Kipper's P.O.V. He continues to be the perennial sole writer for the NBC television special The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Sky Pony (February 2018)
  • Length: 192 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781510727366
  • Grades: 3 - 7
  • Ages: 8 - 12

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Raves and Reviews

"Bald is beautiful and so is Morgan’s message." —Al Roker, Today show cohost

"You’ll enjoy this witty, tongue-in-cheek journey just as much as the destination. The McVentures of Me, Morgan McFactoid is a quick and enjoyable read, filled with fun and endearing little facts that are as quirky as the narrator.” —Foreword Reviews

"[O]ffers a mix of pitch-perfect dialogue and wild scenarios . . . in this antic-filled romp through the trials and tribulations of a young inventor’s exciting life.” —Kirkus Reviews

"Kids will root for Morgan as he makes tough choices. VERDICT: A solid purchase; ideal for reluctant readers and those interested in science." —School Library Journal

"[H]ighly comical misadventures." —Booklist

"Waxman combines cause-and-effect sequencing with bizarre outcomes which keeps readers guessing, and gives this clever story the irresistible capriciousness of a sitcom. The McVentures of Me, Morgan McFactoid is mc-riveting and mc-funny." —Midwest Book Review

"Laugh-out-loud dialogue, hairy situations, fast pace... With wit and humor, Waxman shows us our value is in who we are, not what we look like. Everyone should read this book, regardless of age." —Taryn Souders, bestselling author of Whole-y Cow! and Dead Possums Are Fair Game

"This universal story of a teenager dealing with a bully and a crush starts funny, stays funny, and -- if that weren't enough -- becomes utterly profound." —Dave Goelz, longtime Muppet performer who plays the Great Gonzo and many other beloved characters

"A fun- and fact-filled wicked-smart read." —Marilyn vos Savant, known for having the highest recorded IQ, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, and author of Ask Marilyn, a Parade magazine Sunday column

"A well-done project, an easy read . . . [I'm] very happy to endorse for young readers as well as struggling readers at the secondary level." —Shanna Peeples, 2015 National Teacher of the Year

"Bald is beautiful and so is Morgan’s message." —Al Roker, Today show cohost

"You’ll enjoy this witty, tongue-in-cheek journey just as much as the destination. The McVentures of Me, Morgan McFactoid is a quick and enjoyable read, filled with fun and endearing little facts that are as quirky as the narrator.” —Foreword Reviews

"[O]ffers a mix of pitch-perfect dialogue and wild scenarios . . . in this antic-filled romp through the trials and tribulations of a young inventor’s exciting life.” —Kirkus Reviews

"Kids will root for Morgan as he makes tough choices. VERDICT: A solid purchase; ideal for reluctant readers and those interested in science." —School Library Journal

"[H]ighly comical misadventures." —Booklist

"Waxman combines cause-and-effect sequencing with bizarre outcomes which keeps readers guessing, and gives this clever story the irresistible capriciousness of a sitcom. The McVentures of Me, Morgan McFactoid is mc-riveting and mc-funny." —Midwest Book Review

"Laugh-out-loud dialogue, hairy situations, fast pace... With wit and humor, Waxman shows us our value is in who we are, not what we look like. Everyone should read this book, regardless of age." —Taryn Souders, bestselling author of Whole-y Cow! and Dead Possums Are Fair Game

"This universal story of a teenager dealing with a bully and a crush starts funny, stays funny, and -- if that weren't enough -- becomes utterly profound." —Dave Goelz, longtime Muppet performer who plays the Great Gonzo and many other beloved characters

"A fun- and fact-filled wicked-smart read." —Marilyn vos Savant, known for having the highest recorded IQ, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, and author of Ask Marilyn, a Parade magazine Sunday column

"A well-done project, an easy read . . . [I'm] very happy to endorse for young readers as well as struggling readers at the secondary level." —Shanna Peeples, 2015 National Teacher of the Year