Dave Barry

Johanna Lawshea

Dave Barry is a Pulitzer Prize−winning author of more than two dozen books including You Can Date When You’re 40. Along with Ridley Pearson, he is the co-author of the Peter and the Starcatchers series and Science Fair. In his latest novel, The Worst Class Trip Ever (Disney-Hyperion), Barry presents a fast-paced tale of a class trip to Washington, D.C. gone very wrong. Told in the voice of eighth-grader Wyatt Palmer, Wyatt, his best friend, Matt, and a few kids from Culver Middle School find themselves in a heap of trouble—not just with their teachers, who have long lost patience with them—but from several mysterious men they first meet on their flight to the nation’s capital.  Can these kids stay out of danger and out of the doghouse as they try to save the president from a possible assassination attempt?