How I Became Champion of the Universe by Kenneth Harrison

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For the young hero of this story, seeing Mighty Max live in the ring is the ultimate in entertainment. So when Atom Smasher from Planet Z challenges Max to compete for the title of the universe, Dad scores front row tickets. But Atom Smasher cheats, so it'¬?s up to the world'¬?s biggest little wrestling fan to use his secret weapon to teach a lesson in fair play . . . and clinch the championship! Readers will be tickled to learn what the secret is. Strong father/son relationship. Models nonviolent behavior and creative conflict resolution.
 

About Kenneth Harrison

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KENNY HARRISON is a transplanted New Yorker living in New Orleans where he works as an editorial illustrator for the Times-Picayune. He and his wife spend their days wrestling with their two children and a menagerie of pets.
 
Published June 5, 2002 by Tricycle Press. 32 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books.

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When Atom Smasher cheats by blowing space dust in his opponent’s face, the narrator gets mad—and gets even—by climbing into the ring himself.

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Harrison stays true to a child's perspective, right down to the endpapers (the opening shows the boy's bedroom outfitted with Mighty Max sheets and posters;

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