A triumphant and touching debut about the unlikeliest superstar you’ll ever meet. Twelve-year-old Norman Foreman and his best friend,Jaxare a legendary comedic duo in waitingwith a plan to take their act all the way to the Edinburgh Fringe. But when Jax diesNorman decides the only fitting tribute is to perform at the festival himself. The problem isNorman’s not the funny one. Jax was. There’s also anotherfar more colossal objective on Norman’s new plan that his single momSadiewasn’t ready for: he wants to find the father he’s never known. Determined to put a smile back on her boy’s faceSadie resolves to face up to her own messy pastget Norman to the Fringe and help track down a man whose identity is a mysteryeven to her. Julietta Henderson’s delightfully charmingtender and uplifting debut takes us on a road trip with a mother and son who will live in the reader’s heart for a long time to comeand teaches us that–no matter the odds–we must always reach for the stars.
The Funny Thing about Norman Foreman
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