Tom Angleberger, and it's another winner! The subtitle pretty much says it all: or, How Jodie O'Rodeo and Her Wonder Horse (and Some Nerdy Kid) Saved the U.S. Presidential Election from a Mad Genius Criminal Mastermind. Hilarity ensues. One of you lucky gators will win an autographed copy of this book at the Biggest Reader party, too! (We also have signed copies of Origami Yoda and Darth Paper.)
It all starts when Lenny Flem's best friend Casper buys a new man-about-town suit and the Heidelberg Handlebar Number Seven, a fake mustache with amazing powers of hypnotism and deception. Soon a string of highly successful robberies begins. Lenny suspects his friend Casper, but no one believes the robber is a kid. He's just a sort of short man about town with a mustache, and Casper is too young to have a mustache.
But Casper's plans are bigger than just robbing banks. He is hungry for power, and with the Heidelberg Handlebar, no one can stop him. Even Lenny considers giving up until he come face to face with Jodie O'Rodeo, preteen cowgirl and star of her own (recently cancelled) TV show. Can these two foil Casper's plans? And perhaps more importantly, can a preteen cowgirl queen ever love a slightly nerdy, slightly short, regular seventh grader? Read to find out!
No trailer yet, but I'll add one when I can find it. :)