The Math Wiz by Betsy DuffeyThe Math Wiz by Betsy Duffey

The Math Wiz

byBetsy DuffeyIllustratorJanet Wilson

Paperback | October 1, 1997

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Does "Math Wiz" have to equal "Sports Dud"?

Marty Malone thinks no problem is too complicated for him. Then he starts third grade--and learns that being a math wiz won't stop him from getting picked last in gym class. Kids like tom Ballan are so much better at sports that Marty will never be able to catch up. Trying harder doesn't work. Trying to get out of gym doesn't work. But what if Marty makes a friend in class? And what if that friend is a math wiz, too?
Betsy Duffey began writing in 1990 and has published more than 20 children’s books, including many popular series. Her books have been Junior Library Guild selections, Triple Crown Award nominees, and have been nominated for state awards in more than 20 states, including the California Young Reader Medal, the Texas Bluebonnet Award, an...
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Title:The Math WizFormat:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 7.7 × 5.1 × 0.2 inPublished:October 1, 1997Publisher:Penguin Young Readers Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140386475

ISBN - 13:9780140386479

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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"Marty Laone, new boy in third grade, is good at math but so bad at gym that he's always picked last. He spends most of (his time) plotting to escape the dreaded class--until a teacher and fellow classmate let him know that he's not alone. . . . This is distinguished by Duffey's skill in making Marty's inner feelings ring true".--Kirkus Reviews.

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"Marty is a convincing character with whom readers will identify." --School Library Journal

"This is distinguished by Duffey's skill in making Marty's inner feelings ring true." --Kirkus Reviews