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My Secret Life As a Ping-pong Wizard (Paperback) (Henry Winkler & Lin Oliver)
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Hank thought that getting through summer school to get to the fifth grade would be hard enough, but little did he know that it would get worse! Everyone in the fifth grade is starting to focus on a sport—and they’re really good. Everyone, that is, except Hank. When Papa Pete suggests that Hank take up Ping-Pong, he decides to give it a try but keeps it top secret, as he thinks the other kids will tease him about it not being a "real" sport. Hank is so good that he manages to Ping-Pong his way to the championship! But when he finds out the contest is being held at "Nick the Tick" McKelty’s family bowling alley, will he risk being the laughingstock of the fifth grade?
With the help of his grandfather, underachieving fifth-grader Hank Zipzer finally discovers that he is good at ping-pong, but he is afraid to tell his classmates for fear of being ridiculed.
Number of Pages: 158
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: General, Family / Multigenerational, Sports + Recreation / General, Social Issues / Friendship, School + Education, Boys + Men
Series Title: Hank Zipzer
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Henry Winkler & Lin Oliver
Street Date: September 22, 2005
Item Number (DPCI): 248-25-2881