Synopses & Reviews
It's circus boy vs. a dodgeball-crazy town in this wacky middle-grade story!
Phillip might be the only kid in the world who wants to run away from the circus. With a clown for a dad and a Fat Lady for a mom, all Phillip wants is to be a normal kid. He finally convinces his parents to let him live with his aunt and uncle in a seemingly normal town. But Hardingtown is far from normal--it's the unofficial Dodgeball Capital of the World and everyone is completely obsessed. Soon Phillip is ducking screamers and dodging the dodgeball bully. But after a particularly vicious game, Phillip takes the bully to court to pay for his busted glasses--and ends up battling the whole dodgeball-crazed town!
Phillip comes from a circus family, but all he really wants is to be a regular kid. After persuading his parents to let him move in with his aunt and uncle, he winds up in Hardingtown, where everyone is wild about dodgeball. When he gets slammed in the face with a speeding ball in gym class, he decides to take the dodgeball bully to court. But can a circus boy take on the Unofficial Dodgeball Capital of the World?
This uproariously funny middle-grade novel carries an inspiring message about sticking to your beliefs, however unpopular they may be.
About the Author
Janice Repka is the author of The Stupendous Dodgeball Fiasco
, winner of the Young Hoosier Book Award and the Great Stone Face Award. She lives with her family in Louisiana.
Glin Dibley is the illustrator of Tub Boo-Boo and Don't Laugh at Me, as well as more than twenty book jackets. He lives and works in Southern California.