How to Beat the Bully Without Really Trying

How to Beat the Bully Without Really Trying

Book - 2012
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Rodney, an admitted coward, moves to Ohio where the middle school bully immediately singles him out, but when a stray baseball knocks the bully out just as he is about to beat Rodney up, Rodney gains an undeserved reputation as a tough guy.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781442416857
1442416858
Branch Call Number: JF STARK-S
Characteristics: 258 p. ; 22 cm

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awesome_veronica
Oct 23, 2013

This book is AWESOME!!!!!

SPL_Childrens Jul 10, 2013

Pint-size Rodney Rathbone’s first encounter with Josh, the meanest bully in Rodney’s new school, is on the school bus on the first day of class. Josh leaves no doubt in Rodney’s mind that he is “out to get him”. Josh, it appears, hates new kids.

When Rodney is confronted by Josh after school, Rodney thinks that he’s “toast”, but it isn’t to be. In a quirky turn of events, Josh is hit on the head by a stray baseball – a ball which no one except Rodney sees. Everyone, including Josh, believes that Rodney has knocked Josh down.

Rodney instantly becomes known throughout the school as a superhero. He insists that he’s just lucky, but no one believes him.

Now Rodney has trouble of a different sort. He soon discovers that keeping his new reputation as a “tough guy” is much more difficult than attaining it, however accidentally, in the first place. An added complication is that the meanest teacher in the school, Ms Lutzkraut, is being especially vindictive to Rodney for mispronouncing her name on the first day of school.

Readers will find themselves cheering for Rodney in this humorous, light-hearted story about school and bullying.

Scott Starkey is an elementary school teacher whose keen understanding of students and their insecurities is evident in his debut novel.

svogel1227 Jun 18, 2013

My sister got this for me, and i thought it was some sort of help book but its soooooooooo good!!!! i bet if they changed the title people would try it!! its also really funny i laughed so hard! its written so well, the storys great.. omigod i loved this book!

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staceyprincess
Dec 22, 2012

This book is a must read for anyone who dislikes school!

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Oct 11, 2014

blue_dolphin_3839 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 99

SPL_Childrens Jul 10, 2013

SPL_Childrens thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 12

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