March 2011 Indie Next List
“Prolific and popular author Gutman begins a new series filled with funny and crazy characters and an outlandish plot. Twelve-year-old twins Coke and Pepsi McDonald discover a secret government plot to use YAGs, or 'Young American Geniuses' to help solve the nation's problems - and they're both on the list!”
— Michele Bellah, Copperfield's Books, Sebastopol, CA
Coke and Pepsi McDonald didnt want to jump off a cliff.
They didnt want to get hit by poisoned darts from blowguns either. And they certainly dont want to get locked in their burning school, thrown into a pit at the top of a sand dune, or drowned in a vat of liquified SPAM. But what are you supposed to do when youre being chased across the country by your insane health teacher and two guys in bowler hats who are trying to kill you? One things for sure, itll be a snap for Coke and Pep to write their essays on How I Spent My Summer Vacation.
Want to join in the fun? Fire up the old Google Maps and follow the McDonald twins as they get chased from the Pez museum to the largest ball of twine in the world.
Watch out for the Frisbee grenades!
About the Author
Dan Gutman has always been a baseball fanatic. He played in Little League as a kid, and one of the first magazine articles he ever sold explained the science behind the spitball, the scuffball, and corked bats. When he thought about the T206 Honus Wagner--the most valuable baseball card in the world--he began to write honus & me, his first Baseball Card Adventure.
Dan is also the author of the New York Times bestselling Genius Files series, as well as the internationally bestselling My Weird School series.