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Gr 6-8-Sean Rosen has an idea for a movie, one that he's certain is worth a lot of money. Unfortunately, he can't get it sold because he needs an agent or a manager. Since nobody wants to represent a 13-year-old boy, he moves to plan B: he invents Dan Welch to represent him. When the vice president of an entertainment company responds to Dan's email about his client, Sean must keep the myth alive while struggling with the decision to accept the offer he has received. In this hilarious debut novel, Baron gives readers interesting insight into the creative process. The ending, though a bit of a surprise, brings the story to a logical and perfect conclusion, but one gets the feeling that this may not be the last time readers hear from Sean Rosen. Fans of Jeff Kinney's "Wimpy Kid" (Abrams) and Carl Hiaasen's books will not be disappointed.-Wayne R. Cherry, Jr., First Baptist Academy Library, Houston, TXα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Burning with a big idea that he is convinced will revolutionize the entertainment industry, budding hustler Sean Rosen decides not to approach his preferred megabusiness partner until he has tried a dry run with his second choice. Inventing manager Dan Welch as a mouthpiece for his 13-year-old Midwestern self, Sean leverages massive chutzpah and a gift for gab into e-mail exchanges with a producer that lead to a $10,000 option offer on a movie he has made up, practically on the spur of the moment. The extended, chatty observations about his life, parents, relatives, family history, teachers, and schoolmates defocus the narrative, but Sean recounts his improbable success story in such a glib mix of moves and countermoves that readers will be swept along in the giddy rush. However, they may not like being strung along by Sean’s cagey refusal to describe his original notion, or agree with his ultimate decision to kill the film deal rather than surrender creative control of the script. Still, he—and Dan Welch—clearly have bright futures. Grades 5-8. --John Peters
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 10 - 14 years
  • Grade Level: 5 - 9
  • Lexile Measure: 660L (What's this?)
  • Series: Sean Rosen
  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Greenwillow Books (March 19, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062187473
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062187475
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.1 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,086,624 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Jeff Baron is a novelist, playwright and screenwriter who lives in New York. His play "Visiting Mr. Green" has had over 400 productions in 41 countries, winning Best Play awards in Germany, Mexico, Israel, Uruguay and Greece and Turkey, plus the Kulturpreis Europa. He has written episodes for various prime time TV series, including "The Tracey Ullman Show" and "Sisters", as well as a series of specials for Nickelodeon. His comedy-horror film "The Bruce Diet" won the CINE Golden Eagle Award and was selected for film festivals around the world. His comic opera "Song of Martina" had its world premiere at Carnegie Hall.

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I can hardly wait to read what will follow!
Gordon A. Goede
The Ten Year Old says: "Five stars for Dan Welch and Sean Rosen. Can't wait to read the second book. I really like it. Super good."
Heather Pink
I highly recommend "I Represent Sean Rosen" for kids and grownups of all ages!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By geo6565 on March 19, 2013
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I know this book is written for a YA audience, but I loved it and I couldn't read it fast enough. The narrator is such a wonderful and unique character, and his voice is consistent and entertaining throughout. He takes us on a really fun ride, all the while making rather pithy observations about the entertainment industry. There's a sweetness here, but it's not treacly. If I had a kid, I'd want him to be like Sean: confident, pragmatic, creative, ambitious, and truly one of a kind. Highly recommend!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By R. Geweniger on April 11, 2013
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A very entertaining middle grade book, much better than any of the Wimpy Kid books. I'm hoping Mr. Baron has a sequel. This is very clever, very believable. Sean Rosen is a kid I'd like to meet, a kid I found myself rooting for with every page turn.

Sean wants to be in entertainment, but he discovers he needs an agent to help him navigate the cracks, crevices and canyons of the Entertainment Industry. He has to do that while also finding his way through the dark forests and across the mountains of a typical middle grade boy. Sean is funny, irresistable and clever.

Although this is considered a middle grade book, it's more than that. I think most adults will enjoy it and might, in a sense, relive their own middle grade years while they read I Represent Sean Rosen.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Hyeon-Sik Park on March 29, 2013
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I loved this book and enjoyed it so much. Jeff Baron actually came to my school. I can not wait for the next book.
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I got the chance to meet Jeff Baron when he was doing tours for this first book and was fascinated by Sean's story. It's a very real story that's told through the eyes of a naive, but very intelligent young boy. You can liken it to any other popular children's book these days (Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid, for example), but this relies more on the character's charm rather than an inherently silly situation to make the scenes worth reading. It's also surprisingly heartfelt. You can tell that this is a story that means a lot to the author. I'm glad he got to tell it and gets to keep making more in the series. Very excited for #2.
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By Bethvance1 on May 7, 2013
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Sean Rosen is a very believable character, and lots of fun, too! One of my favorite parts is when he "finds" his agent, Dan Welch.

I'm a school librarian, and Jeff Baron presented the book and podcasts to our students. It was an awesome presentation, and the kids can't stop talking about the book! I highly recommend "I Represent Sean Rosen" for kids and grownups of all ages!
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I know this book is written for a YA audience, but I picked it up and found I couldn't put it down --and I'm a grandmother! I'm not smart enough to figure out how this author manages to make his narrator so believable and so likable--even when he's so cleverly manipulating the adults. Sean is sweet, but not too sweet and he is innocent--- Read it--you'll like it.
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By Heather Pink on May 16, 2014
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The Ten Year Old says: "Five stars for Dan Welch and Sean Rosen. Can't wait to read the second book. I really like it. Super good."
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