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The Kid Who Became President

The Kid Who Became President

by Dan Gutman
Judson Moon won the presidential election of 2000 at age 12. Now, a year later, he’s dodging assassination attempts and facing off with a crazed South American dictator! Sometimes, Judson wishes he was just a regular kid back in Madison, Wisconsin. He bungles his way through one year of presidency. After keeping the U.S. out of war, he resigns. This riotously funny sequel to The Kid Who Ran for President provides the reader with information about the White House and the presidency.
"My fellow Americans, When I was running for President, I said you should vote for me because I didn't know anything about politics . . . or how to raise taxes . . . or how to ruin the economy. I didn't know how to get us into a war. I said you should vote for me because I didn't know anything. Well, that was two months ago, and I'm very proud to say that . . . I still don't know anything. Let's face it: I'm a kid. I'm going to need a lot of help. Here's the deal I offer America: I'll help all of you if you all help me!"
10, 11, 12
Interest Level
Grades 5 - 7
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
Comedy and Humor, Fantasy

About the Author

Contributor Image Alt Tag Dan Gutman In 1978, writer Dan Gutman started his career cranking out humorous essays. 15 years later, his fiction books for kids finally made readers laugh. His first novel, They Came From Centerfield, was followed by the Baseball Card Adventure series.

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