The Kid Who Ran for President

The Kid Who Ran for President

by Dan Gutman


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The Kid Who Ran for President by Dan Gutman

"Hi! My name is Judson Moon. I'm twelve years old and I'm running for President of the YOU-nited States."

That's how I introduced myself to about a zillion people. I must have kissed a zillion babies, said a zillion hellos, shaken a zillion hands . . . Will I get a zillion votes? The answer might surprise you.

Can you picture a kid as President? Imagine what we can accomplish -- together -- in a country where parents listen. Where teachers give no homework. Where every lawmaker obeys a single kid -- me! How am I going to pull this off? Who knows! Read the book to find out.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545442138
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 06/01/2012
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 143,770
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Dan Gutman has written over a hundred books for young readers, such as The Homework Machine, the My Weird School series, the baseball card adventure series, and many others. He lives in Haddonfield, New Jersey with his wife Nina and their two children.

Table of Contents

1.King of the Hill1
2.A Mighty Big Can of Worms7
3.That Jerk Arthur Krantz11
4.Family Values17
6.Secret Campaign Strategy25
7.The First Babe36
8.Vice-President Syers39
9.Twenty Million Dollars? No Problem43
10.I'd Say It Sounds Like a Fake47
11.The Lemonade Party52
12.Homework First, Campaigning Later58
13.A Star Is Born62

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Kid Who Ran for President 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
AndyMo More than 1 year ago
Have you ever wanted to run for president? Well in this book twelve year-old Judson Moon is running for president. His friend Lane is trying to help him. But Judson needs a first lady, a vice-president and twenty million dollars! Will he become president? My favorite character is Mrs.Syers because she calls Judson crazy. I recommend this book for people in 3rd and 4th grade. wilson
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LOVE THE BOOK!!! I read it on election night and i was pretty much laughing the ENTIRE time!!!!!! Anybody will LOVE this book! If you havent read it… read it!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
"Exhilarating! Two thumbs up!" This book was a great book, because it gives out a message to people and young kids to follow their guts and remember "Impossible is Nothing!" Do what you want to do. The story talks about a young 6th grader Judson Moon, who decides to run for the candidacy of President of the U.S.A, Dealing with normal problems of a child and of a politician. A delightful book of a political adventure, read as Judson Moon goes on and campaigns in the poly-sci, political world in The Kid Who Ran for President!I recommend this book for young kids especially; I think that this would be more of a guy type book because not that many girls would enjoy a book like this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am eight years old and I spent 3 hours reading this book when I should have been sleeping! It was really good and funny too!
Splatt More than 1 year ago
I am a 4th and 5th grade school teacher. I read this book along with the sequel "The Kid Who Became President" every year. My students love the storyline. They also relate to the language used and the main character Judson Moon who is 12 years old. Judson runs for president of The United States (as the title implies) with the help of his best friend Lane Brainard. The author, Dan Gutman, makes children believe anything is possible in the wonderful humorous and lighthearted book. It also contains true facts about how a president is voted into office and the great lengths it takes.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A kid who ran ran for president? This is preposterous! Hey, don't put that book down just yet. Take a look inside and you will find the most amazing book ever! If your not interested in action packed, can not wait to see what happens next books, then go home. So if your still here and interested in this kind of book, sweet. Now if your my type, your mind will blow with exciting and questioning chapters, filled with adventures. So get this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Overall, this book rocked. It was very suspenseful and hilarious. You gotta read it and the sequel [:
Guest More than 1 year ago
Have you ever heard of a kid running for president? If you haven¿t you should read this book. Judson moon is the main character. He has a friend Lane that tells him to run for president. Judson has to pick a vice-president, he has to talk to the newspaper and TV reporters, he has to raise money, and he has to find a first lady. I recommend this book for people who like to win.
Guest More than 1 year ago
every one should read this book.Its just the greatest! I just can't explain it.this book is very funny i just kept on reading it over and over. I think ages 2-100 will enjoy this book.I kept telling my dad that i wanted another book like this.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was really good. It showed what a kid can do if he tries(and if the rules are lax) and provides fits of laughter for anyone who reads this. Try this book if you're looking for a fun-filled book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I wish that all required reading could be so much fun. Full of laughs and comedic situations. If politics was this much fun, every kid would definitely want to be President.
abbylibrarian on LibraryThing 6 days ago
"Read my lips: no more homework!"Grownups just mess everything up! They're responsible for the desctruction of the environment, wars in the middle east, and inequality everywhere. What's the solution? Obviously, we need a kid in the Oval Office. Enter Judson Moon and his campaign manager Lane. Lane really believes that a kid can become the next president. Judson thinks it'll be funny to see how many grownups he can get to vote for him. Before they know it, this election will sweep them both off their feet, along with most of the country. A funny book with great narration and it actually does hit on some interesting points.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a very enjoyable book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My faroit part was when moon had abird and its name was snoot
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I did not read the book but the cover makes me want to so badly!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In school where learning about the government an eveyon in my class is still loving it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a 4th grade book, so i am not goin to read it but other than that it was great
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great it is for all ages i think i am ten and i brezzed through it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book soooooo much first ididnt like it know i love it soo much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever read its holarios :-)
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So exiting
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ERH8000 More than 1 year ago
This Book Is AWESOME.I Am A Sixth-Grader Also And I Like It.If You Are In To Politics Like Voting,Then This Is The Book For You