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Science Fair Paperback – 8 Feb 2011

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  • Paperback: 394 pages
  • Publisher: Hyperion Books; Reprint edition (8 Feb. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1423131401
  • ISBN-13: 978-1423131403
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 19.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,133,028 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Clever story and no shortage of laughs. It's a keeper.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another winner from Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson! 12 May 2011
By Karl S. Keene - Published on
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My 13 year-old son and I read "Science Fair" together (I read it out loud), and we both were stopped many times by bouts of hysterical laughter! What an enjoyable book to read! The suspense of the story also kept us hanging on every word. And what a surprise ending (didn't see it coming at all).

This book could easily be read and enjoyed by children ages 9-99! The plot and the details of Science Fair are absurd and over the top, but that is why I think we enjoyed it so much. Science Fair is a book that definitely would appeal to kids, with its mix of humor and action.

This book was good, clean fun - not spooky or scary in any way. Haven't laughed like this in a long time! I encourage to feed your sense of humor and adventure by reading "Science Fair"!
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious Brilliance 5 Dec. 2014
By Donna Conger - Published on
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Dave is a scream as a non-fiction writer, and along with the hugely talented Ridley Pearson, he masterfully and magically makes the transfer of brilliant comedy amid a nutty plot with the greatest of ease in "Science Fair." Hands down, my favorite character was the proprietor of "The Science Nook" and weird scientist, Sternabite. I lost it when, near the beginning, Sternabite was issued an eviction notice, and then when the powers that be did not back down, he arranged it to shut down the power in the mall for 3 days--no phone, no lights, no displays in the rest of the flashy stores--but full power in The Science Nook. And then--and only then--when the mall manager came back with an apology, Sternabite appeared to not move at all, but the power came back on! His mechanical attack owl, talking vacuum cleaner, invisibility device, and the mechanical attack spider named Charlotte made me wish that someone like that existed near where I live!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Save the frog, save the world 30 July 2009
By E.M. Bristol - Published on
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Eighth grader Toby Harbinger has problems. One, he has two goons shadowing him, after he sold them allegedly faulty Star Wars merchandise - without his parents' permission. The other is the upcoming science fair - he's stumbled into a possible cheating ring that may be connected to an attempt to take over America.

While Toby and his friends attempt to solve the mystery, Grdankl the Strong, president of the Republic of Krpshtskan, is sending his minions to the US to carry out his plans. Like the goons in "Big Trouble," they aren't rocket scientists and are easily distracted. Fortunately, several of the legit science projects (featuring Rollerblade Barbie, Diet Coke and a levitating frog) manage to help save the day. Also helping are the Home Shopping Network, Judge Judy, an Oscar Meyer Weinermobile, and an invisibility iPhone.

I've no idea if any of the science details are accurate (some I remember from Barry's columns), but I laughed all the way through. My favorite part was when the President goes onto address the nation, tells them everything is under control and thinks, "I hope they're buying this."
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome! One of the few books that I can read over and over!!! 24 Dec. 2013
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I absolutely LOVE this book! It is one of the few that I own that has been well-loved and well-read! I rank it with the likes of Hunger Games and the Kingdom Keepers series! It is always on my carousel, and it is one of the few books that ALL of my family loves! I love reading these kinds of books: it's like a mix of pre-dystopian,adventure, mystery, and humor. I like Star Warsaw well, so it's fun to see some of that in a book that is not Star wars themed. Overall, a great book! I would give it 10 stars if I could!!!!!
5.0 out of 5 stars Science Fair A Lot of Fun! 3 Aug. 2014
By Barbara Rysted - Published on
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While this book is geared towards teens and young adults, I enjoyed the heck out of it. Lots of action and it was really a lot of fun trying to figure out how I would pronounce the names of some of the characters. While the kids got into a lot of trouble they were really working hard to save the day and the world! I highly recommend it.
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