Published by Crown Books for Young Readers, Penguin Random House on March 28, 2017
Genres: Middle Grade
Source: Crown Books for Young Readers
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Jake can barely play an instrument, not even a kazoo. And his art? It’s better suited for Pictionary than Picasso. Which is a real problem because Jake just faked his way into the Music and Art Academy for the gifted and talented (and Jake is pretty sure he is neither). More jokester than composer, Jake will have to think of something quick before the last laugh is on him.
Perfect for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Big Nate, Jake the Fake is sure to bring the laughs with his hilarious high jinks that will leave readers eager for the next installments in the series. Featuring more than 160 illustrations, readers will be delighted by the school adventures pulled from Robinson’s hilarious experience attending Chicago’s first public magnet school!
About the Author
Comedian, musician, and actor Craig Robinson transitions his flair for humor from the screen to the page in his authorial debut. He is best known for his work on NBC’s The Office, Hollywood comedy blockbusters This Is the End, Hot Tub Time Machine, and Pineapple Express, and the upcoming drama Morris from America. Robinson pulls on his life’s most hilarious moments and his experience attending Chicago’s first public magnet school to bring Jake the Fake to life. Robinson continues to act, perform, and cheer on the White Sox.
Adam Mansbach is a novelist, screenwriter, cultural critic, and humorist. The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Go the F*ck to Sleep and You Have to F*cking Eat, Mansbach has recently expanded his writing repertoire to include his debut thriller The Dead Run and middle-grade novel Benjamin Franklin: Huge Pain in My . . . His novel Rage Is Back was an NPR Best Book of the Year. Mansbach’s work has also appeared on NPR’s All Things Considered.
“Keith Knight is mapping out a previously unknown vector of the vast cartoon universe.” -Garry Trudeau, creator of Doonesbury
“It’s hard to make a comic that is this funny while also so frequently profound…This is the work of a master.” – Dave Eggers, author of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
Keith Knight is a rapper, social activist, father, and educator. He’s also one of the most highly regarded cartoonists in America, and the creator of three popular comic strips: the Knight Life, (th)ink, and the K Chronicles. Knight is the recipient of the Eisner Award and the NAACP History Maker award. His art has appeared in various publications worldwide, including the Washington Post, Daily KOS, San Francisco Chronicle, Salon.com, Ebony, ESPN the Magazine, L.A. Weekly, MAD Magazine, and The Funny Times.