My Secret Life as a Ping-Pong Wizard #9: Hank Zipzer The World's Greatest Underachiever [NOOK Book]

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Hank thought that getting through summer school to get to the fifth grade would be hard enough, but little did he know that it would get worse! Everyone in the fifth grade is starting to focus on a sport—and they’re really good. Everyone, that is, except Hank. When Papa Pete suggests that Hank take up Ping-Pong, he decides to give it a try but keeps it top secret, as he thinks the other kids will tease him about it not being a "real" sport. Hank is so good that he manages to Ping-Pong his way to the championship!...
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My Secret Life as a Ping-Pong Wizard #9: Hank Zipzer The World's Greatest Underachiever

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Overview

Hank thought that getting through summer school to get to the fifth grade would be hard enough, but little did he know that it would get worse! Everyone in the fifth grade is starting to focus on a sport—and they’re really good. Everyone, that is, except Hank. When Papa Pete suggests that Hank take up Ping-Pong, he decides to give it a try but keeps it top secret, as he thinks the other kids will tease him about it not being a "real" sport. Hank is so good that he manages to Ping-Pong his way to the championship! But when he finds out the contest is being held at "Nick the Tick" McKelty’s family bowling alley, will he risk being the laughingstock of the fifth grade?


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Hank Zipzer, "the world's greatest underachiever," isn't striving for superlatives; he just wants to be part of the gang. When all the other fifth-graders take up sports, our hero searches for a physical activity that won't reveal his awkwardness. Eventually, he takes up ping-pong, but timid to the core, doesn't tell anybody because he fears that the other kids will tease him for taking up a "fake" sport. Little does he know that athletic prowess is about to be spotlighted!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101100035
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 9/22/2005
  • Series: Hank Zipzer , #9
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 265,698
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • File size: 216 KB

Meet the Author

Henry Winkler

Henry Winkler is an acomplished actor, producer and director. In 2003, Henry added author to his list of acheivements as he co-authored a series of children's books. Inspired by the true life experiences of Henry Winkler, whose undiagnosed dyslexia made him a classic childhood underachiever, the Hank Zipzer series is about the high-spirited and funny adventures of a boy with learning differences.


Henry is married to Stacey Weitzman and they have three children.



Lin Oliver is a writer and producer of movies, books, and television series for children and families. She has created over one hundred episodes of television, four movies, and seven books. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Alan. They have three sons named Theo, Ollie, and Cole, one fluffy dog named Annie, and no iguanas.

Henry Winkler is an acomplished actor, producer and director. In 2003, Henry added author to his list of acheivements as he co-authored a series of children's books. Inspired by the true life experiences of Henry Winkler, whose undiagnosed dyslexia made him a classic childhood underachiever, the Hank Zipzer series is about the high-spirited and funny adventures of a boy with learning differences.


Henry is married to Stacey Weitzman and they have three children.



Lin Oliver is a writer and producer of movies, books, and television series for children and families. She has created over one hundred episodes of television, four movies, and seven books. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Alan. They have three sons named Theo, Ollie, and Cole, one fluffy dog named Annie, and no iguanas.

Henry Winkler is an acomplished actor, producer and director. In 2003, Henry added author to his list of acheivements as he co-authored a series of children's books. Inspired by the true life experiences of Henry Winkler, whose undiagnosed dyslexia made him a classic childhood underachiever, the Hank Zipzer series is about the high-spirited and funny adventures of a boy with learning differences.


Henry is married to Stacey Weitzman and they have three children.



Lin Oliver is a writer and producer of movies, books, and television series for children and families. She has created over one hundred episodes of television, four movies, and seven books. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Alan. They have three sons named Theo, Ollie, and Cole, one fluffy dog named Annie, and no iguanas.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    Awesome

    This is one of the best books i have ever read you have to read this if my sis did not tell me to read i would have thought how dumb

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2009

    hank zipzer book #9

    From MS 131, Manhattan

    George: Well, I think that this book is ok. It is because it was funny. Also, in some parts it shows some feeling like when a kid named Sam Chin got scared to show the people how to play ping pong. This book also convinced me to try playing ping pong.

    Abrahma: I think this book should have 4 stars because it was cool that he changed sports. i also liked it because my farvorite sport is ping pong.

    Kevin: I think this book is good b/c it is about a boy who hated a sport but then he changed. I also like this book b/c it is about a sport played by many chinese people. I would give it a 4 star.

    Vincent: I liked the book because its funny and its my book level. Plus Hank learned a new sports. That is why I gave it 4 stars because its so interesting that my teacher reads it during extended school day.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2007

    Hnak Zipper my life as a ping pong wizard

    as you can see this book is boyish, so if your a girl you whon't like it as much as a boy would like it. otherwise this book is funny and it can make you smile if you had a bad day in school, also Hank Zipper is like a regular kid going to school and causing some mischief like some kids in school. but as you can see Hank Zipper books are ok in my book!

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