Paperboy by Mary Kay Kroeger

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In Cincinnati in 1927, paperboy Willie Brinkman attempts to sell extra copies of the special edition covering the Dempsey-Tunney fight in his working-class neighborhood.

About Mary Kay Kroeger

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Louise Borden is the highly regarded author of many books, including Good Luck, Mrs. K!, Sleds on Boston Common, Good-bye, Charles Lindbergh and The Little Ships: The Heroic Rescue at Dunkirk in WW II--all published by Margaret McElderry Books. Across the Blue Pacific is based on the true story of her uncle, Theodore Taylor Walker, who served aboard the USS Albacore (SS-218) during World War II. She lives with her husband, Pete, in Terrace Park, Ohio, and has three grown children. Her website can be found at
Published March 16, 1996 by Clarion Books. 40 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Paperboy Willie Brinkman is so sure that Dempsey, the ``workingman's hero,'' will win his title back from ``Gentleman Gene'' (so-called because he reads a lot of books) that he signs up to hawk a late edition, the ``Fight Extra.'' (Oddly, the authors don't dispute the notion--an oversimplificatio...

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Willie Brinkman works every day after school selling newspapers in Cincinnati, and with his hero, Jack Dempsey, attempting a comeback for the world heavyweight championship, he eagerly signs up to sell ""extras"" the night of the fight.

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