The Worst Class Trip Ever by Dave Barry. 224 p. Disney-Hyperion, May 5, 2015.
Publisher synopsis: In this hilarious novel, written in the voice of eighth-grader Wyatt Palmer, Dave Barry takes us on a class trip to Washington, DC. Wyatt, his best friend, Matt, and a few kids from Culver Middle School find themselves in a heap of trouble-not just with their teachers, who have long lost patience with them-but from several mysterious men they first meet on their flight to the nation's capital. In a fast-paced adventure with the monuments as a backdrop, the kids try to stay out of danger and out of the doghouse while trying to save the president from attack-or maybe not.
I learned of this from Betsy Bird a few weeks back. Click here to read a short interview. My day immediately brightened (despite the fact that it was before six in the morning and still dismally dark). I fondly recalled the time Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson visited my school while on tour for Science Fair about six or seven years ago.
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