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    • Guys Read: Funny Business

    • By: Jon Scieszka, Mac Barnett, Eoin Colfer, and others
    • Narrated by: Michael Boatman, Kate DiCamillo, John Keating, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    Funny Business is based around the theme of - what else? - humor, and if you’re familiar with Jon and the Guys Read Library, you already know what you’re in store for: 10 hilarious stories from some of the funniest writers around. Before you’re through, you’ll meet a teenage mummy; a kid desperate to take a dip in the world’s largest pool of chocolate milk; a homicidal turkey; parents who hand over their son’s room to a biker; and more.

    Regular price: £22.09

    • The Mighty Miss Malone

    • By: Christopher Paul Curtis
    • Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    "We are a family on a journey to a place called wonderful" is the motto of Deza Malone's family. Deza is the smartest girl in her class in Gary, Indiana, singled out by teachers for a special path in life. But the Great Depression hit Gary hard, and there are no jobs for black men.

    Regular price: £29.89

    • The Watsons Go to Birmingham: 1963

    • By: Christopher Paul Curtis
    • Narrated by: LeVar Burton
    • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Enter the hilarious world of ten-year-old Kenny and his family, the Weird Watsons of Flint, Michigan. There's Momma, Dad, little sister Joetta, Kenny, and Byron, Kenny's older brother, who at thirteen is an "official juvenile delinquent." When Momma and Dad decide it's time for a visit to Grandma, Dad comes home with the amazing Ultra-Glide, and the Watsons set out on a trip like no other. Heading south, they're going to Birmingham, Alabama, and toward one of the darkest moments in America's history.

    Regular price: £17.69

    • Bud, Not Buddy

    • By: Christopher Paul Curtis
    • Narrated by: James Avery
    • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 3
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      2 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 2

    Bud, Not Buddy, a Newbery Medal winner, is full of laugh-out-loud humor and wonderful characters, hitting the high notes of jazz and sounding the deeper tones of the Great Depression.

    Regular price: £8.47

    • The Journey of Little Charlie

    • By: Christopher Paul Curtis
    • Narrated by: Christopher Paul Curtis, Michael Crouch
    • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Twelve-year-old Charlie is down on his luck: His dad just died, the share crops are dry, and Cap'n Buck - the most fearsome man in Possum Moan, South Carolina - has come to collect a debt. Fearing for his life, Charlie strikes a deal with Cap'n Buck and agrees to track down some thieves. It's not too bad of a bargain for Charlie...until he comes face to face with the fugitives and discovers that they escaped slavery years ago and have been living free in Detroit. Torn between his guilty conscience and his survival instinct, Charlie needs to figure out his next move - and soon.

    Regular price: £23.69

    • The Madman of Piney Woods

    • By: Christopher Paul Curtis
    • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne, J. D. Jackson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Benji and Red couldn't be more different. They aren't friends. They don't even live in the same town. But their fates are entwined. A chance meeting leads the boys to discover that they have more in common than meets the eye. Both of them have encountered a strange presence in the forest, watching them, tracking them. Could the Madman of Piney Woods be real?

    Regular price: £32.59

    • Mr. Chickee's Funny Money

    • By: Christopher Paul Curtis
    • Narrated by: Joe Holt
    • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Mr. Chickee, the genial blind man in the neighborhood, gives nine-year-old Steven a mysterious bill with 15 zeros on it and the image of a familiar but startling face. Could it be a quadrillion dollar bill? Could it be real? Well, Agent Fondoo of the U.S. Treasury Department and his team of Secret Government Agents are determined to get that money back! But Steven and his best friends, Russell and Zoopy the giant dog, are more than a match for the Feds.

    Regular price: £9.63

    • 'What? You Think You Got It Rough?'

    • A Story from Guys Read: Funny Business
    • By: Christopher Paul Curtis
    • Narrated by: Michael Boatman
    • Length: 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Funny Business is based around the theme of - what else - humor, and if you’re familiar with Jon and Guys Read, you already know what you’re in store for: an hilarious story.

    Regular price: £2.19