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Skinnybones

Skinnybones

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by Barbara Park
     
 

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"I've played Little League baseball for six years now. But to tell you the truth, I'm not exactly what you'd call a real good athlete. Actually, I'm not even real okay. Basically, what I'm trying to say here is, I stink."

For the smallest kid on the baseball team, Alex "Skinnybones" Frankovitch has a major-league bigmouth! But even Alex

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Play Ball???

"I've played Little League baseball for six years now. But to tell you the truth, I'm not exactly what you'd call a real good athlete. Actually, I'm not even real okay. Basically, what I'm trying to say here is, I stink."

For the smallest kid on the baseball team, Alex "Skinnybones" Frankovitch has a major-league bigmouth! But even Alex knows he's gone too far when he brags his way into a pitching contest with T.J. Stoner, the best baseball player — and biggest creep — in the entire school. What a mistake! This might be one mess that not even Alex can talk his way out of—

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Two comic novels portray the struggles of middle-grade boys trying to fit in. Ages 8-12. (Apr.)
Children's Literature
Although Alex Franovitch is the smallest player on his Little League baseball team, his sense of humor--and bravado--inspire him to order a size large uniform. When he cannot find the entry form for the Kitty Fritters cat food contest, he solves the problem by emptying the entire bag of cat food on the kitchen floor and blaming the cat for the mess. It is just such a passion for fun that gets Alex into trouble. Disparagingly nicknamed "Skinnybones" by classmate and baseball wizard, T. J. Stoner, Alex boasts once too often of his own imagined prowess and finds himself in a public competition with the pitching star. Although a less resilient competitor would have folded, Skinnybones survives and lives to revel in his own brand of fame. The "new and improved edition" of this beloved story will produce chuckles from avid readers and baseball fans, alike. Barbara Park, winner of fifteen Children's Choice Awards, is at her best in this revised edition of the eighties classic. 1997 (orig. 1982), Random House Fiction, Ages 8 to 12.
—Janice DeLong
From the Publisher
"Barbara Park is one of the funniest writers around"-Booklist

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780394849881
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
08/01/1982
Series:
Skinnybones Series
Pages:
128
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

BARBARA PARK is beloved by millions as the author of the wildly popular New York Times bestselling Junie B. Jones series, which has been translated into multiple languages and is a time-honored staple in elementary school classrooms around the world. She is also the author of award-winning middle-grade novels and bestselling picture books, including Skinnybones, Almost Starring Skinnybones, Mick Harte Was Here, and The Kid in the Red Jacket. Barbara died in 2013, but her legacy lives on in the laughter her books give to readers all over the world.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Scottsdale, Arizona
Date of Birth:
April 21, 1947
Place of Birth:
Mt. Holly, New Jersey
Education:
B.S., University of Alabama, 1969
Website:
http://www.randomhouse.com/kids/junieb

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