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Benjamin Parzybok: IMG A Brief History of Video Games Played by Mayors, Presidents, and Emperors



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For Bobby Marks, summer does not equal fun.

While most people are happy to take off their heavy jackets and long pants, Bobby can't even button his jeans or reach over his belly to touch his toes. Spending the summer at Rumson Lake is sheer torture.

This particular summer promises to be worse than usual. His parents can't stop fighting. His best friend, Joanie, goes home to New York City and won't tell him why. Dr. Kahn, a rich, stingy estate owner who hires him to manage an enormous lawn, is working him to death. And to top it off, a local bully won't stop torturing him.

Bobby is about to find out just how terrifying and exhilarating one fat summer can be.

About the Author

Robert Lipsyte has been an award-winning sportswriter for The New York Times and was the Emmy-winning host of the public affairs show The Eleventh Hour. He is the author of a number of acclaimed novels, including The Contender, The Brave, The Chief, Warrior Angel, and One Fat Summer. He is also the recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award honoring his lifetime contribution in writing for young adults. Robert Lipsyte lives in New York.

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ISBN:
9780064470735
Author:
Lipsyte, Robert
Publisher:
HarperTeen
Author:
by Robert Lipsyte
Author:
by Robert Lipsyte
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Social Situations - General
Subject:
Weight control
Subject:
Weight control -- Fiction.
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
Situations / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Ursula Nordstrom Book
Series Volume:
v. 9
Publication Date:
20040810
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
6.90x4.21x.67 in. .26 lbs.
Age Level:
12-17

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