Hank Zipzer tries to do the right thing, but somehow it always ends up wrong. For example, at the start of fourth grade, his teacher assigns a 5-paragraph essay on, 'What I did on my summer vacation.' Since reading and writing are difficult for him, Hank decides to recreate Niagara Falls for his class, 'bring Niagara Falls into the classroom, water and all.' This 'living essay' leads to a flood, and of course, chaos ensues, landing Hank in detention, and grounded the week of the school's magic show. Can he convince his parents to let him perform in the show?
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Date read: 4/29/2009