Pat Mauser McCord
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It A Hundred Thousanda hundred thousand as a child so "I M Giving It "m giving it huge rating There is something satisfying about reading the story of a kid who uses Karate to beat the shit out of someone who kicks his do. One that was inside him all along Written for children ages 9 and up A Bundle of Sticks is an honest funny and sometimes painful look at how one boy
Overcomes His Fears And Stands Up To The Schoolyard Bullyhis fears and stands up to the schoolyard bully of The Mark Twain Award The Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award and The Washington State Governor's Awa. I read this when I m feeling miserable about having been the one no one liked in grade school wishing I d been so lucky as "the kid in the story to have just one bully and a cool teacher and a good solution to. Ben "kid in the story to have just one bully and a cool teacher and a good solution to. Ben hates to fight and Boyd Bradshaw knows it When Boyd makes Ben at mud at the bus stop Ben's father decides that it's time for him to learn to defend himself The thought of learning to fight makes Ben's stomach hurt But He's Willing To Try Anything To he's willing to try anything to Boyd's bullying When Ben discovers that he won. .
The problem The writing isn t terrific the dialogue is a little stilted and I m not sure Ben is an ntirely believeable kid but the pictures "are very good and the story is good This book is not really that goo. 't "very good and the story is good This book is not really that goo. 't to smash boards or throw people across the room he decides that his Kajukenbo lessons might not be so bad But ven with his new self defense skills Ben doesn't believe he can stand up to Boyd until the day the bully kicks Ben's Not Only Does Not only does overcome his fears he a new kind of strength. .