Niagara Falls, Or Does It? #1 by Lin Oliver
(Hank Zipzer)

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For Hank, fourth grade does not start out on the right foot. First of all, he gets called to the principal's office on the very first day of school. Then the first assignment his teacher gives him is to write five paragraphs on "What You Did This Summer." Hank is terrified-writing one good sentence is hard for him, so how in the world is he going to write five whole paragraphs? Hank comes up with a plan: instead of writing what he did on vacation, he'll show what he did. But when Hank's "living essay" becomes a living disaster, he finds himself in detention. Strangely enough, however, detention ends up becoming a turning point in his life


 

About Lin Oliver

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Henry Winkler is admired by audiences of all ages for his roles as the Fonz on the long-running series, HAPPY DAYS, and in such films as HOLES and THE WATERBOY. He is also an award-winning producer and director of family and children's programming, and the author (with Lin Oliver) of the critically acclaimed Hank Zipzer series. He lives in Los Angeles, California.Lin Oliver is a television producer and writer and the Executive Director of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She coauthored (with Henry Winkler) the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling middle-grade series Hank Zipzer: The World's Greatest Underachiever, and wrote the series Who Shrunk Daniel Funk? Lin resides in Los Angeles, California.
 
Published May 12, 2003 by Grosset & Dunlap. 145 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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A clunky but well-meant series kickoff featuring, as the subtitle has it, "The World's Best Underachiever."

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The characters are well-drawn, from the endearingly hapless but determined Hank himself to a solid supporting cast that includes Hank's pals, his sympathetic grandfather and his arch-enemy, Nick McKelty (a bully with a head "the size of Rhode Island").

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Extracurricular life offers some relief in the form of a kindly supportive grandfather, good pals, a cool clubhouse and a spectacular magic show starring Hank's dachshund, Cheerio.

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