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Summer School! What Genius Thought That Up? (Hank Zipzer #8)

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Summer school are two words in the English language that Hank Zipzer doesn't want to learn. But there's no getting out of this one for Hank-summer school, here he comes! Will Hank have to spend the summer bored to death inside a sweltering classroom, or will he actually learn a cool lesson or two?
Paperback, 160 pages
Published April 21st 2005 by Grosset & Dunlap
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Oct 08, 2009 Heather rated it liked it
so funny i loved it

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Young Reader Reaction: This book is very enjoyable and reminds me of how much fun summer was when I was growing up. It is also fascinating to learn about a famous person and discover how we can have things in common even though we will never get the chance to meet. I recommend this book to 2nd graders and above. Young readers can explore their uniqueness and it helps them understand that studying hard will get you good grades. This book is also a very easy read that anyone can enjoy whether it ...more
Jul 10, 2009 Duane rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a great series for reluctant readers and boys in general. Having said that, so far this is my favorite one of the series. Hank finds himself suffering with having to go to summer school while his two best friends get to party at summer daycamp. After making a deal with his dad, now Hank has to get a "A" on his report or he can't go to the talent show with his friends. Hank is such a adorable main character that you just wan't to hug him. The authors do such a great job of making all ...more
May 24, 2010 Tal rated it it was ok
this was an ok book. there was some stuff that i loved - like a kid overcoming his challenges and teamwork and looking out for younger students and finding a way to present a project that is both fun and educational. that was the good side. the negative side was all of the character issues - the bully who is never brought in line by the teacher, the discussion of the feelings about the bully, the name calling. i might be an idealist when it comes to books, but i think that the negative was just ...more
Apr 19, 2012 Haim rated it really liked it
Henry Winkler, former TV celebrity turned author, wrote a very good book about a boy with learning problems. I read this book on March 14 in in honor of Albert Einstein's birthday, a subject that this book deals with in the form of a oral project that Hank Zipzer, who has dyslexia, has to do. The book deals with dyslexia with respect.
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Jun 03, 2009 young moe rated it liked it
i have been readin this book since monday so far the boy had 2 go 2 summer school cause he had filled a he is knoe in summerskool and everyone is havin fun at the pool
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Henry Winkler is instantly recognizable and admired by audiences of all ages for his role as the Fonz on the long-running series, Happy Days. In addition, he is an award-winning producer and director of family and children's programming. He is also the author of the critically-acclaimed Hank Zipzer series, which follows the everyday adventures of a bright boy with learning challenges.

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“Hank, you need to be positive about things. Why don’t you try looking at your cup as half full?” “Dad, I’m looking in my cup, and at this moment, I can’t see any liquid whatsoever.” 1 likes
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