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FOURTEEN-YEAR-OLD SHERMIE THUFF is a Big Guy with a Big Dream— to become the most famous competitive eater in the world. But every big dream has to start somewhere, and Shermie’s determined to start his in the spotlight. If he can take first place in Nathan’s World Famous International hot dog eating competition, fame will be his. The catch? The current record is 53-1/2 hot dogs and buns in 12 minutes. Shermie’s personal best? Seven. Clearly, Shermie has some training to do. . . . Only, no matter how hard he tries, he can’t get past nine measly wieners. Then, just when Shermie’s about to crack under the pressure, he gets his biggest shake-up of all: news that the 53-1/2 record holder is an itty-bitty, 130-pound guy. So Shermie vows to lose his restrictive Fat Belt the only way he knows how—with the help of Gardo, a weight-cutting fanatic determined to turn Big Shermie into a lean, mean eating-machine.

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Synopsis:

Fourteen-year-old Sherman Thuff, a student at the tomato-obsessed Del Heiny Junior High, has his hopes set on being a competitive eater, but when his training regimen begins to seriously interfere with his enjoyment of life and he even starts losing his friends, he decides he should rearrange his priorities.

About the Author

Deborah Halverson was born and raised in San Diego, California, where she was a children’s book editor for many years. She lives with her husband and triplet sons in San Diego.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375849046
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Humorous Stories
Author:
Halverson, Deborah
Author:
Deborah Halverson
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Social Issues - Emotions & Feelings
Subject:
Juvenile Nonfiction : Social Issues - Self-Esteem & Self-Rel
Subject:
Food habits
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
Diet
Subject:
Children s humor
Subject:
Children s Middle Readers-General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20080610
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
342

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Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Self-Esteem and Self-Reliance

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"Synopsis" by , Fourteen-year-old Sherman Thuff, a student at the tomato-obsessed Del Heiny Junior High, has his hopes set on being a competitive eater, but when his training regimen begins to seriously interfere with his enjoyment of life and he even starts losing his friends, he decides he should rearrange his priorities.
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