TOUCHDOWN! James Patterson will have kids busting out laughing as they follow lovable bad-boy Rafe’s struggles to score big on the field-and in the social scene!
In this seventh Middle School episode, Rafe heads back to the place his misadventures began: the dreaded Hills Village Middle School, where he’s now being forced to take “special” classes. He also finds himself joining the school’s football team-alongside his main tormenter, Miller the Killer! But Rafe has grand plans for a better year: First, he decides to start a super-secret art project that’s sure to rock the school. Then, if Rafe manages to make a play to save his team, he might have to deal with something completely new: popularity!
James Patterson isthe most popular storyteller of our time. He is thecreator of unforgettable characters and series, including Alex Cross, the Women’s Murder Club, JaneEffingSmith, and Maximum Ride, and of breathtaking true stories about the Kennedys, John Lennon, and Princess Diana, as well as ourmilitary heroes, police officers,and ERnurses. He has coauthored #1 bestsellingnovelswithBill Clinton and Dolly Parton, told the story of his own life in James Patterson by James Patterson, and receivedan Edgar Award, ten Emmy Awards, the Literarian Award from the National Book Foundation, and the National Humanities Medal.
James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977 James Patterson’s books have sold more than 300 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.
Laura Park is a cartoonist and illustrator. Her work has appeared in the Best American Comics, The Anthology of Graphic Fiction, The Paris Review, and on Saveur.com. Park is also the illustrator for two middle-grade kids’ book series written by James Patterson, Middle School and I Funny. She is a member of the jam comics collective Trubble Club. Park currently lives in Lanas, France.