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My Secret Life as a Ping-Pong Wizard #9: Hank Zipzer the World's Greatest Underachiever
Contributor(s): Winkler, Henry (Author), Oliver, Lin (Author)

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ISBN: 044843749X     ISBN-13: 9780448437491
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: September 2005
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Annotation: Hank secretly takes up Ping-Pong and lands a spot in the championship. When he finds out the contest is held at "Nick the Tick" McKelty's bowling alley, will he risk being the laughing stock of the fifth grade because it's not a "real" sport? Illustrations.

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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | School & Education
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes - Friendship
- Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
Dewey: FIC
LCCN: 2005015144
Age Level: 8-12
Grade Level: 3-7
Lexile Measure: 760(Not Available)
Series: Hank Zipzer; The World's Greatest Underachiever (Grosset Paperback)
Physical Information: 0.4" H x 5.1" W x 7.5" L (0.35 lbs) 160 pages
- Topical - Friendship
Features: Ikids, Illustrated, Price on Product
Review Citations: Ingram Children's Advance 10/01/2005 pg. 66
Booklist 01/01/2006 pg. 88
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2006 pg. 352 - Marginal, Seriously Flawed
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 102132
Reading Level: 4.6   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 4.0
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Publisher Description:
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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