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Life Is Funny

(2000)
A novel by

 
 
E. R. Frank's seminal first novel weaves together the stories of eleven teenagers in one city over seven years in this groundbreaking and "impressive debut" (Publishers Weekly, starred review).

Why does Gingerbread always have a smile on his face? "Because life is funny," he tells Keisha. But for her - and almost everyone else in her Brooklyn neighborhood - there doesn't seem to be much to laugh about.

China, Ebony, and Grace are best friends, but Grace's mother isn't crazy about her being friends with two girls who aren't white, and each cut Ebony makes on her wrist seems to drive them even further apart.

Just across the schoolyard there's Eric who has to raise his younger brother Mickey, even though no one expects him to amount to anything. Meanwhile, Sonia's Muslim parents expect everything of her, and it may be more than she is able to give after she suffers a shattering loss.

When Drew brings his father's Jaguar into Sam's family's auto body shop across town they seem to be from opposite sides of the tracks, but Drew's the one hiding a dark family secret. And he's not the only one.

    

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Hardback Editions

May 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Life Is Funny
Author(s): E R Frank
ISBN: 1-4814-3164-1 / 978-1-4814-3164-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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April 2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Life Is Funny
Author(s): E R Frank
ISBN: 1-4352-4457-5 / 978-1-4352-4457-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Paw Prints 2008-04-18
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September 2002 : USA Turtleback

Title: Life Is Funny
Author(s): E R Frank
ISBN: 0-606-24828-5 / 978-0-606-24828-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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January 2002 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Life Is Funny
Author(s): E R Frank
ISBN: 0-613-88345-4 / 978-0-613-88345-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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April 2000 : USA Hardback
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Title: Life is Funny (Richard Jackson Books (DK Ink))
Author(s): E R Frank
ISBN: 0-7894-2634-X / 978-0-7894-2634-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
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Paperback Editions

May 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Life Is Funny
Author(s): E R Frank
ISBN: 1-4814-3163-3 / 978-1-4814-3163-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


April 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: Life Is Funny
Author(s): E R Frank
ISBN: 0-14-230083-7 / 978-0-14-230083-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Puffin Books
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Audio Editions

May 2016 : Audio CD
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Title: Life is Funny
Author(s): E R Frank
ISBN: 1-5226-0963-6 / 978-1-5226-0963-6
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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May 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: Life is Funny
Author(s): E R Frank
ISBN: 1-5226-0964-4 / 978-1-5226-0964-3
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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November 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Life is Funny
Author(s): E R Frank
ISBN: 1-4558-5737-8 / 978-1-4558-5737-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


November 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Life is Funny
Author(s): E R Frank
ISBN: 1-4558-5831-5 / 978-1-4558-5831-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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November 2011 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Life is Funny
Author(s): E R Frank
ISBN: 1-4558-5925-7 / 978-1-4558-5925-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


November 2011 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Life is Funny
Author(s): E R Frank
ISBN: 1-4558-6019-0 / 978-1-4558-6019-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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June 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Life Is Funny
Author(s): E R Frank
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


June 2009 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Life Is Funny
Author(s): E R Frank
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

May 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Life Is Funny
Author(s): E R Frank
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA