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I Smell Like Ham
by Betty Hicks
Boys, basketball, barf -- the pefect middle grade novel! Nick wants to convince the coach that he's a point guard, get rid of Dwayne-the-dork, and stop missing his mother. But that's tough to do when he can't keep the ball way from Carson Jones, the dork is his stepbrother, the honor code's a joke, and he's been splattered with something worse-smelling than ham.
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published August 1st 2002 by Roaring Brook Press
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J Another combined family story by Betty Hicks, this isn't as good as Out of Order but still compelling. A middle school boy, who has been happy to be alone with his father, (his mother died in a car accident years ago), has to make room in his home and heart for a new, health conscious stepmom, (ie. tofu, etc.) and her "dorky" third grade son.
Betty Hicks has drawn on her experience and love for sports in Gym Shorts, her new series for seven to ten year-olds. Growing up, Betty enjoyed everything: basketball, swimming, softball, horseback riding, field hockey, ice skating, tennis, skiing, and more. As an adult, she’s an avid fan of college basketball and the Olympic Games, and, an average fan of just about everything else you can think o ...moreMore about Betty Hicks...