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The Secret Life of the Underwear Champ

3.25  ·  Rating Details ·  48 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Ten-year-old Larry is "discovered" on the street and asked to appear in a television commercial. Only later does he find out what he is advertising.
Paperback, 128 pages
Published February 12th 1981 by Yearling (first published February 1st 1981)
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Kate
Oct 08, 2011 Kate rated it liked it
In finding another book by Betty Miles, I came across this one!

Larry is "discovered" by an agent one day when he's walking around New York City. Suddenly he's in commercials and ads, but being famous isn't all it's cracked up to be... especially when he has to be in an underwear commercial!

For years I believed this was how everyone got discovered, on the street walking around. Ha! This was a fun book that gives a bit of a sneak peek into what it takes to be an actor/model. It all looks glamorous
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Allison
Apr 25, 2008 Allison rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2007-2008
This book is based on this boy named Larry Pryor. He gets picked by the Zigmund Model Agency and he is going to be on the television. But then, he discovers that he has to be in this commercial with his underwear on. Larry thinks modeling underwear is an embarrassment, he is afraid that will get tease by people. Larry tries very hard to keep it as a secret, but when he keeps missing baseball practices in order to film underwear commercials, he decides the truth has to come out. At the end of the ...more
Josiah
May 21, 2009 Josiah rated it it was ok
I would probably give this book one and a half stars, but round it up to two since half-star ratings are not available.
"The Secret Life of the Underwear Champ" is an unfettered, breezy, short story that actually seems more brief than its 117 pages would indicate. The narrative contains some amusing moments, and is a good light read for travel, or anything along those lines when one prefers a story that is not at all heavy.
Debbie Tanner
Jan 02, 2012 Debbie Tanner rated it really liked it
Adorable, fast paced, and relevant! The main character in the story is a baseball player and gets spotted on the street. He is invited to be in a commercial, but finds out its for UNDERWEAR. I think the kids will love it.
Deborah Harris
Dec 30, 2013 Deborah Harris added it
Shelves: ar-3, a27
AR Quiz No. 438 EN Fiction
Accelerated Reader Quiz Information IL: LG - BL: 3.7 - AR Pts: 2.0
Accelerated Reader Quiz Type Information AR Quiz Types: RP, VP
Carrie
Aug 26, 2008 Carrie rated it really liked it
This was a fun book to read with the younger kids. They laughed each and every time I said "underware".
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Betty Miles has written more than thirty books for children, including easy readers, picture books, non-fiction books and nine novels for pre-adolescent readers. Her book HEY! I’M READING! is the first book about reading, written for new readers and their families.

Miles was an editor of the innovative Bank Street Readers. She has taught kindergarten children, graduate students, and currently volu
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