Synopses & Reviews
Because of a bet, Billy is in the uncomfortable position of having to eat fifteen worms in fifteen days. The worms are supplied by his opponent, whose motto is "The bigger and juicier, the better!" At first Billy's problem is whether or not he can swallow the worm placed before him, even with a choice of condiments from peanut butter to horseradish. But later it looks as if Billy will win, and the challenge becomes getting to the worm to eat it. Billy's family, after checking with the doctor, takes everything in stride. They even help Billy through his gastronomic ordeal, which twists and turns with each new day, leaving the outcome of the bet continually in doubt.
Rockwell's classic, award-winning novel is now a new major motion picture from New Line Cinema, scheduled for release on August 25th. Because of a bet, 11-year-old Billy is in the uncomfortable position of having to eat 15 worms in 15 days. Unabridged. 2 CDs.
About the Author
Thomas Rockwell is the author of a number of books for young readers. He was the recipient of the Mark Twain Award, the California Young Reader Medal, and the Sequoyah Award for How to Eat Fried Worms
. He lives in Poughkeepsie, NY.
From the Trade Paperback edition.