With his mum in hospital and stressed at school, thanks to his awful teacher, Jamie thinks life can't possibly get any worse...until he meets a lollipop lady who thinks she's a fairy godmother! It's all nonsense, of course; there's no such thing as magic. So why do wishes suddenly start coming true, with disastrous consequences? Jamie and his friend, Taz, attempt to solve the mystery, but the solution is far more bizarre than they could ever imagine.
Cracking Up What do Jon Stewart, Freddy Krueger, Patch Adams, and George W. Bush have in common? As Paul Lewis shows in "Cracking Up," they are all among the ranks of joke tellers who aim to do much more than simply amuse. Exploring topics that range from the sadistic mockery of Abu Ghraib prison guards to New Age platitudes about the healing power of laughter, from jokes used to ridicule the possibility of g.