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Twelve-year-old Owen Birnbaum is the fattest kid in school. But he?s also a genius who invents cool contraptions? like a TV that shows the past. Something happened two years ago that he needs to see. But genius or not, there is much Owen can?t outthink. Like his gym coach, who?s on a mission to humiliate him. Or the way his Oreos keep disappearing from his lunch. He?s sure that if he can only get the TV to work, things will start to make sense. But it will take a revelation for Owen, not science, to see the answer?s not in the past, but the present. That no matter how large he is on the outside, he doesn?t have to feel small on the inside.
With her trademark humor, Ellen Potter has created a larger-than-life character and story whose weight is immense when measured in heart.
As the fattest kid in the entire middle school, 12-year-old Owen suffers from the way others treat him, but when he builds a television that looks into the past and begins to unravel strange mysteries, Owen finally gets a chance to see himself in a new way and begins to appreciate himself for the wonderful person he is--both inside and out.
Number of Pages: 199
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Ellen Potter
Street Date: May 14, 2009
Item Number (DPCI): 248-25-5811
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