By Barbara Park
Alex “Skinnybones” Frankovitch is ready to develop into an enormous star—in his own television advertisement! yet Alex’s gigantic plans for stardom cross extraordinarily improper. Are Alex’s days as a tremendous megastar over?
Age point: nine and up | Grade point: four and up
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