Sink or Swim

Sink or Swim

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Charlie s problems have gotten monstrously big
There's a thief in town, and all signs point to twelve-year-old Charlie Drinkwater. Once you spontaneously morph into a giant mutant dinosaur in the middle of the school day, people will suspect you of just about anything. Charlie's principal decides that all he needs is a little discipline, so they make him join the swim team. The only problem is, Charlie is terrified of the water. (He's terrified of a lot of things.) Charlie and his friends vow to apprehend the "real" criminal and clear Charlie's name. Otherwise he ll have to stay on the swim team for the rest of his life or eternity whichever comes first.
The amiable drollery carries it a long way. "The New York Times" on "Boy or Beast""
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 20mm | 220g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Penguin USA
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0142426725
  • 9780142426722

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"Bob Balaban does it all (really he does). He directs, acts and writes funny (really he does). In my opinion, this book is a monsterpiece." -- Henry Winkler
"Bob Balaban knows this world so might think this actually happened to it and you'll see!" -- Whoopi Goldberg
"A very funny and insightful exploration of what it means to be the REAL you." -- Julianne Moore
"The amiable drollery of "The Creature From the Seventh Grade" carries it a long way." -- The New York Times
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About Bob Balaban

Bob Balaban is the author of the McGrowl series and the Creature from the Seventh Grade series. He has appeared in nearly one hundred movies, including Midnight Cowboy, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Waiting for Guffman, and Moonrise Kingdom. He has been nominated for an Oscar, a Tony, four Emmys, a Producers Guild Award, two Directors Guild Awards, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards, one of which he won for his appearance in Gosford Park, a film he also produced. A Chicago native, Bob now lives in Bridgehampton, NY.
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21 ratings
3.85 out of 5 stars
5 33% (7)
4 43% (9)
3 10% (2)
2 5% (1)
1 10% (2)
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