One Fat Summer

Paperback | August 10, 2004

byRobert Lipsyte

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For Bobby Marks, summer does not equal fun.

While most people are happy to take off their heavy jackets and long pants, Bobby can't even button his jeans or reach over his belly to touch his toes. Spending the summer at Rumson Lake is sheer torture.

This particular summer promises to be worse than usual. His parents can't stop fighting. His best friend, Joanie, goes home to New York City and won't tell him why. Dr. Kahn, a rich, stingy estate owner who hires him to manage an enormous lawn, is working him to death. And to top it off, a local bully won't stop torturing him.

Bobby is about to find out just how terrifying and exhilarating one fat summer can be.

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Overweight Bobby Marks hates the summertime because he can't hide under heavy clothing. Then he gets a job grooming the grounds of Dr. Kahn's estate, and it isn't long before he finds out how terrifying and exhilirating, how dangerous and wonderful, one fat summer can be. ALA Best of the Best Books (YA); New York Times Oustanding Child...

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For Bobby Marks, summer does not equal fun.While most people are happy to take off their heavy jackets and long pants, Bobby can't even button his jeans or reach over his belly to touch his toes. Spending the summer at Rumson Lake is sheer torture.This particular summer promises to be worse than usual. His parents can't stop fighting. ...

Robert Lipsyte was an award-winning sportswriter for the New York Times and the Emmy-winning host of the nightly public affairs show The Eleventh Hour. He is the author of twelve acclaimed novels for young adults and is the recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award honoring his lifetime contribution in that genre. He lives in Manhatta...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.48 inPublished:August 10, 2004Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064470733

ISBN - 13:9780064470735

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

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Overweight Bobby Marks hates the summertime because he can't hide under heavy clothing. Then he gets a job grooming the grounds of Dr. Kahn's estate, and it isn't long before he finds out how terrifying and exhilirating, how dangerous and wonderful, one fat summer can be. ALA Best of the Best Books (YA); New York Times Oustanding Children's Book. Young Adult.