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Feb 18, 2009
| ISBN 9780307533098
| Middle Grade (8-12)
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Feb 18, 2009 | ISBN 9780307533098 | Middle Grade (8-12)
It’s tough for eleven-year-old Ned—or Jelly Belly, as he’s known at school—to stop eating. At four feet eight inches tall, he weighs 109 pounds, and he keeps growing—wider! When his parents send him to a sleepaway diet camp, he and his bunkmates can’t quite give up their old habits. Nightly “cheating” adventures keep the boys plump, betraying their secret trips. When Ned finally realizes there’s only one way to lose weight for good, his whole family is glad to help—except Grandma. Grandma loves to cook for Ned and is hurt when he rejects her treats. Can he resist temptation without hurting his grandma and himself?
Robert Kimmel Smith is a writer, mostly known for his award-winning books for children. The War with Grandpa has received eleven State Reading Awards, including the William Allen White Children’s Book Award and the California Young Reader Medal. His other works… More about Robert Kimmel Smith
“A true and emotional portrayal of the inner conflicts of being overweight . . . Ned is on his way to solving his weight problem. And we’re rooting for him.” —The New York Times Book Review“A humorous, perceptive story about a boy solving his own problem.” —The Baltimore Sun“A riotously funny book.” —Los Angeles Times Book Review“Told with humor and careful detail by someone who has been there, this will be enjoyed.” —Children’s Book Review Service
Hawaii Nene Award
Indiana Young Hoosier Award
South Carolina Children’s Book Award
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