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How to Beat the Bully Without Really Trying (Reprint) (Paperback) (Scott Starkey)
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When luck gives a new kid a false reputation as a tough guy, can he find the strength to live up to his image?Rodney Rathbone is a self-admitted coward. Things scare him, and he can’t help it. So naturally he’s terrified when he moves to a new town and the bully is ready to pounce. But just as Rodney is about to flee, a baseball flies in from out of nowhere and knocks out the bully. Now everyone thinks Rodney’s invincible—when really he feels just the opposite. Can he figure out how to live up to his new reputation and make friends along the way?Told with warmth and heart, this debut novel from a middle-school teacher will speak to the hidden insecurities—and strengths—of every middle-grade reader.
Rodney, a self-admitted coward, moves to Ohio where the middle school bully immediately singles him out, but when a stray baseball knocks the bully out just as he is about to beat Rodney up, Rodney gains an undeserved reputation as a tough guy.
Number of Pages: 258.0
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Social Issues / Emotions + Feelings, Social Issues / Friendship, School + Education, Social Issues / General
Series Title: Rodney Rathbone
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Age Range: 4-8 years
Author: Scott Starkey
Street Date: January 1, 2013
Item Number (DPCI): 248-81-3618