The Math Wiz

Paperback | October 1, 1997

byBetsy DuffeyIllustratorJanet Wilson

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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?

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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".--Kirku...

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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....

Format: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