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Facttracker by Jason Carter Eaton, Pascale Constantin

If you are reading this, you're a genius.

Is that true? Who knows! But it sounds good. So does:

This book is better than ice cream, television, and your birthday combined!

The Facttracker is full of such statements. Unfortunately, most of them are lies, which is odd, since Traäkerfaxx is the town that produces all of the world's facts.

So how can a story about a bizarre town with a weird name become

The greatest novel ever written?

Dinosaurs would help. Or maybe aliens. Alien dinosaurs would be dynamite! Alas, we have none of those. Here's what we do have: the Facttracker, who tracks all the facts in Traäkerfaxx. The just small enough boy, who lost all his facts. And Ersatz, but the less said about him the better. And, of course, there are lots and lots of facts and lies, such as:

This book will make you good-looking and popular!

Was that a fact or a lie? For the answer, read on and encounter adventure, peril, and even more

Large, oversized words!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060564346
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/29/2008
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.93(d)
Lexile: 830L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Jason carter Eaton was born in several small towns throughout the United States and one in Ireland. He is the author of the picture book The Day My Runny Nose Ran Away, which most children thought was a funny story, though it was actually a tragic autobiography. Jason also edited Professor P. S. Schackman's informative book How to Keep Tuna Fish in Your Pocket for Weeks and Weeks Without it Going Bad. Jason currently lives in Sleepy Hollow, New York, with his beautiful wife, Lisa, their perfect son, Milo, and a giant Newfoundland mix, Pushkin. There's also a cat somewhere.

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Facttracker 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Jason Eaton has crafted a children's book with a hilarious, playful voice that encourages young readers and engages older ones. Filled with creative and surprising wordplay and subtle sophistication, the story is original yet calls upon the best traditions of children's literature. Most importantly, it's a whole, whole lot of fun with a message about the nature of lies that always holds true whether you're 8 or 80. Thoroughly enjoyed and highly recommended.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the most entertaining and imaginative book, not only for children but for parents and grandparents to read to their children. The underlying current teaches values without preaching. It should be required reading for all politicans and CEO's or corporate America.