Skinnybones by Barbara Park

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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--


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About Barbara Park

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BARBARA PARK is beloved by millions as the author of the wildly popular Junie B. Jones series. Her middle-grade novels have won over 40 children's book awards. She is also the author of the New York Times bestselling picturebook Ma, There's Nothing To Do Here!. Ms. Park has two grown sons, two small grandsons, and a medium-sized dog. She lives with her husband, Richard, in Arizona. DENISE BRUNKUS' entertaining illustrations have appeared in over fifty books, including each Junie B. title. She lives in Massachussetts with her husband and daughter.
 
Published August 31, 2011 by Yearling. 127 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Humor & Entertainment, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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This opens with sixth-grader Alex sending off a smart-alee entry to a Kitty Fritters commercial contest, but it soon settles into his problem as the smallest, poorest, most humiliated player in the local Little League--as he puts it, referring to his repeated winning of the ""most improved player...

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In response to popular demand, Alex Frankovitch is back, fighting the same old classmates with a new weapon: he's going to be a Star.

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Two comic novels portray the struggles of middle-grade boys trying to fit in. Ages 8-12. (Apr.)

Mar 30 1992 | Read Full Review of Skinnybones

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Young Alex ``Skinnybones'' Frankovitch finally gets his chance to become a Big Celebrity--starring in a cat food commercial.

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Two comic novels portray the struggles of middle-grade boys trying to fit in. Ages 8-12. (Apr.)

Mar 30 1992 | Read Full Review of Skinnybones

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