Rich and Famous by James Lincoln Collier audiobook

Rich and Famous: The Further Adventures of George Stable

By James Lincoln Collier
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At thirteen, George Stable still hasn’t made his mark on the world. Oh, he plays the guitar and sings a little. And he appeared on television for six whole seconds once. A couple of years ago, he even wrote a sort of book, called The Teddy Bear Habit. But nothing really exciting has happened to him. But now, it looks as if his big chance has finally come. This agent of his, Woody Woodward, who discovered him during his six-second TV career, has come up with a plan to make him a hot new guitar-playing teenage star—“George Stable, the Boy Next Door.” Never mind that George has spent his entire life in Greenwich Village, which is not exactly where you’d find your typical boy next door. As Woody says, it’s the image that counts. Of course, there are a few problems to be ironed out. His pop isn’t too hot on the idea and is packing George off to stay with his uncle and creepy cousin Sinclair in upstate New York, while he spends a month in Paris. And Woody’s bosses at the record company still have to buy the idea. There’s this strange, bug-eyed guy everyone calls Superman who has to give the go-ahead.

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Summary

Summary

At thirteen, George Stable still hasn’t made his mark on the world. Oh, he plays the guitar and sings a little. And he appeared on television for six whole seconds once. A couple of years ago, he even wrote a sort of book, called The Teddy Bear Habit. But nothing really exciting has happened to him. But now, it looks as if his big chance has finally come. This agent of his, Woody Woodward, who discovered him during his six-second TV career, has come up with a plan to make him a hot new guitar-playing teenage star—“George Stable, the Boy Next Door.” Never mind that George has spent his entire life in Greenwich Village, which is not exactly where you’d find your typical boy next door. As Woody says, it’s the image that counts. Of course, there are a few problems to be ironed out. His pop isn’t too hot on the idea and is packing George off to stay with his uncle and creepy cousin Sinclair in upstate New York, while he spends a month in Paris. And Woody’s bosses at the record company still have to buy the idea. There’s this strange, bug-eyed guy everyone calls Superman who has to give the go-ahead.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“George is a typical boy next door, and his bemused reflections on the fakery of commercial rock are easy to go along with…His ability to keep his head among all these big business crazies will still win him a place on the charts.” Kirkus Reviews
“Young readers will enjoy this page-turner that is full of surprises and interesting characters…George’s adventures will humor even the most reluctant reader.” Children’s Literature

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Author

Author Bio: James Lincoln Collier

Author Bio: James Lincoln Collier

James Lincoln Collier has written many books for children, including Give Dad My Best and Planet out of the Past. He has also contributed more than five hundred articles to the New York Times Magazine, Reader’s Digest, and Boy’s Life. His honors include the Kidger Prize for Teaching, the Jane Addams Peace Prize, and the Newbery Honor.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 3.86
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English