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ISBN-13: 9781423131403
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Publication date: 02/08/2011
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 5.02(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.98(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Dave Barry
is the Pulitzer Prize winning author of more than a dozen books, including Dave Barry's History of the Millennium (So Far); The Shepherd, the Angel, and Walter the Christmas Miracle Dog; Dave Barry's Money Secrets; and Big Trouble. With Ridley Pearson, he is coauthor of Peter and the Starcatchers; Peter and the Shadow Thieves; Peter and the Secret of Rundoon; Peter and the Sword of Mercy; Escape from the Carnivale; Cave of the Dark Wind; and Blood Tide.

Ridley Pearson
, in addition to coauthoring the Peter and the Starcatchers series with Dave Barry, is the award-winning author of Kingdom Keepers: Disney After Dark; Kingdom Keepers II: Disney at Dawn; Kingdom Keepers III: Disney in Shadow; Steel Trapp: The Challenge and Steel Trapp: The Academy. He has also written more than twenty bestselling crime novels, including Killer View and Killer Weekend. He was the first American to be awarded the Raymond Chandler/Fulbright Fellowship in Detective Fiction at Oxford University.


Miami, Florida

Date of Birth:

July 3, 1947

Place of Birth:

Armonk, New York


B.A. in English, Haverford College, 1969

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Science Fair 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 56 reviews.
gloriabookes More than 1 year ago
Written with lots of Dave Barry style humor. Lots of adventure and suspense that kept me wanting to read more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is fantastic. Very funny humor. Completely for people who love peter and the starcatchers. Next reccomended book: The Supernaturalist by Eoin Colfer
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was so funny! My 8 year-old (she's an advanced reader) and I read it together and even I didn't want to put it down. She still quotes parts from it. Just imagine a high speed chase with a Wiener Mobile involving constumed Star Wars fans and spies with cheese in their pants and you'll get the picture of just how out there this book is.
M-dog More than 1 year ago
funniest book iever read!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is awsome! If you like Star Wars, weird things, Mento Coke Explosons, and high speed hot dog chases ,then his is for you! ( There is a woman wearing a Princess Laia Metal Bra!) So this book rocks and this book is awsome i am 10 and love it
ECHSLibrary on LibraryThing 5 months ago
This is one of my favorite books this year. FUNNY! There are so many plot lines, but it isn't overwhelming. I had to put the book down a few times just so I could finish laughing!
ThorneStaff on LibraryThing 5 months ago
"Science Fair" is a captivating romp that involves a group of middle school students, a rigged science fair, one small country's attempt to cripple the technology of the United States, and Star Wars blackmail. Kids and adults alike might enjoy this book.Having read Dave Barry's columns for years, I particularly enjoyed when I could point to passages in which his sense of humor clearly came into play. And whenever Dave Barry is involved, hilarity will ensue (see one of his other novels, "Big Trouble" as an example), so there were some parts at which I actually laughed out loud. Though I haven't read anything else Ridley Pearson has written, I can imagine that he might act as a somewhat rational buffer to all of Dave Barry's silliness to keep it from getting too out of hand.I think toward the end, the book labored a bit about how nearly none of the grownups listened to the main protagonists. But on the other hand, it is probably how children feel every day of their lives, so it may be appropriate. And given that the "Series of Unfortunate Events" books number 13 strong, perhaps the theme of inept or inattentive adults resonates strongly with the readers.Despite the seemingly long lead-up to the smash-bang conclusion, this book was funny and engaging, surprising, and full of both adult and kid references that makes it fun for the whole family.
JRlibrary on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Toby Harbinger is a student in grade eight at Hubble Middle School, near Washington D.C. He is in need of money because he sold something belonging to his dad to buy a computer, and now the person he sold it to is claiming that it is a fake, and he wants his money back. Toby is determined to win the school science fair because the prize money is $5 000, and that would solve his problem. However, things get complicated when he stumbles upon a group of students whom Toby suspects of cheating. In order to cheat, they are getting some serious, high-powered help. What the cheaters don't know is that they are being used by an evil mastermind with an even more fiendish plot then their own. This was a fun book to read due to the humour found throughout the pages. It is a thriller with lots of suspense, but the humor makes some of the far fetched sections seem more believable. My favourite scene is when Toby is trapped in the Science Nook with the laser owl.You'd have to be a decent reader to follow the story, but if you had the reading skill, you'd enjoy the story.
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This was a great book! I could see a movie being made after it someday.
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Best comedy book ever!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hilarious, with a surprising twist at the end. One of my favorites.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First rhobngs first i hate you people who go around govong oome star just because read something for a change gosh darn it and this book is best pn bpok and tape totlly awesome i think its read by the athour or pne pf them ateast i admire their creativity dernsky and verlsk as well as jimmijimmi are the nest namever this book made .e laugh out loud
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hilarious. Cou not put down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hilarious! Great story and a great read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is the most thrilling esponiage adventure with a heck load of crazy. Plus it was witty.
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This is a great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the best book ever! I read it 20 times and it never gets old.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I highly reccomend this book to anypne who likes humor and adventure
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read Peter and the Shadow Thieves by the same people and it was really good, but for some reason I'm kind of reluctant to buy this book. Is it really as good as every one is saying? What if I don't like it? The only reason I'm saying this is because it doesn't sound like something I would like to read, but at the same time part of me thinks I should give it a try. Any tips?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book awile ago. I looked it up on my nook to find the author. I cant believe that this piece isnt enjoyed. It is def worth the money. I recomend it for ages 10 through 15.