WHAT'S FRENCH FOR HELP, GEORGE? by Helen McCann

WHAT'S FRENCH FOR HELP, GEORGE?

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Age Range: 10 - 13
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 Last seen trying to skim the profits from a failed bout of fund-raising (What Do We Do Now, George?, 1991), George is now hacking his way to a free trip to France with his friends (who can afford full price). The computer scheme leaves his teachers suspicious, but George does land the trip, then manages to upset a phony kidnapping and the Tour de France faster than readers can say joie de vivre. But only the most faithful of fans will stay with this second outing: The physical comedy is as strong, but too much sightseeing is crammed into a plot that otherwise lacks focus, except for interminable jokes about overweight Tub, bad French, worse English, and skinny Stick. Frenetic b&w illustrations punctuate a text that will have many readers demanding their francs back. (Fiction. 10-13)

Pub Date: May 28th, 1993
ISBN: 0-671-74689-8
Page count: 200pp
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 1st, 1993