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The Call of the Bully (Rodney Rathbone #2)

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Rodney Rathbone is back in this sequel to How to Beat the Bully Without Really Trying—but will his superstar reputation survive summer camp?Rodney Rathbone used to be a coward—but that was before he moved to a new town and discovered his courageous side. Now he has plenty of friends and a great reputation, and he’s looking forward to a fun-filled summer away at camp. That ...more
ebook, 272 pages
Published January 1st 2013 by Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
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Rodney Rathbone has just survived the crazy school year and is heading into summer when his folks tell him that they enrolled him in Wy-Mee summer camp. And no just any summer camp, but one that Mrs. Lutzkraut has recommended for both him and Rodney's nemesis, Josh. Rodney spends the first part of the bus ride waiting for Josh to strike. But another accident saves Rodney and convinces Josh that it's safer to be friends with Rodney than enemies. Though this problem is solved, Rodney quickly makes ...more
Some of the same characters from the wildly successful How to Beat the Bully without Really Trying return in this follow-up title. Somehow, Rodney Rathbone's uncanny knack of avoiding bullies or using accidents to his advantage follows him when he is sent to Camp Wy-Mee. His schoolmate, Josh, is along for the ride too, but they bond on the first night of camp due to some unexpected fire and fighting. But trouble awaits Rodney in the form of wealthy camper Todd Vanderdick. Not only do he and his ...more
In this follow-up to How to Beat the Bully Without Really Trying, Rodney again battles bullies (mostly adult ones). Many funny situations will keep the reader laughing, but mean isn't funny in my book and the improbable situations went a bit “overboard”.
This book is full of lots of surprises. I enjoyed how it shows how Rodney is a chicken. Its funny how Rodney gets a lot of luck.
Joe E.

I just finished reading The Call of the Bully and thought it was great. Even though it's supposed to be a book for young teens, or middle grade readers, I actually found it really amusing and exciting...and I'm an adult. My son also liked it a lot and said it was a good follow-up to the first book, How to Beat the Bully, which I think I'll go back and read. This book really captured summer camp and had a ton of good writing. I would recommend for parents who are looking for "real" books for thei
Hilariously funny! Honestly, reality wise, no boy is the center of so much attention! How many adults would act so much like juveniles?? That woman, yes that woman, is so purely focused on that boy. Why? Sure he probably has no respect for her and all that but how many other kids are the same? Kinda ridiculous if I think about it long enough, but this great book had me holding in laughter in my math class so people who already look at me weird won't have another opportunity. Cn't wait to check o ...more
Jacqui Sheppherd
Sequel to How to Beat the Bully Without Trying. This time Rodney is sent to a two month long summer camp. Hi jinks and adventure follow him as he ends up in the cabin full of losers and the enemy of the most popular, rich, spoiled brat. The only thing that could make matters worst is that his evil sixth grade teacher arrives.
i actually enjoyed this one more the first book. less of the absurd deus ex machina kind of luck, but still not such a great treatment of female characters.
It's a great book and it tells the new friendship with Rodney and Josh(the bully)
Jennifer Moore
Fun book I'd encourage my kids to read.
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A fifth grade teacher for over 17 years in Hicksville, New York, Scott Starkey's had plenty of firsthand experience exploring the reading habits of students. The elements they enjoy best in a book — humor, suspense, and a dash of irreverence — are woven into his Rodney Rathbone novels, How to Beat the Bully Without Really Trying and its sequel, The Call of the Bully.

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