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Shrimpboat & Gym Bags


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ISBN 10: 0689315678 / ISBN 13: 9780689315671
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Title: Shrimpboat & Gym Bags

Publisher: Atheneum

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

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Bo copes with the pressures of moving from California to Wisconsin, keeping his grades up so that he can remain on the gymnastics team, and competing against a talented but temperamental teammate. Includes a glossary of gymnastics terms and information on competitive boys' gymnastics.

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Grade 5-7-- When 11-year-old Bo moves to a new town, his unhappiness at the upheaval in family routines is tempered by his pleasure in leaving bully Mickey Schrader behind. But Bo's new gymnastics teammate , Jim , is just as mean, and a tough competitor as well. Nearly equal in talent, the boys have one major difference: while Bo's parents feel schoolwork and having fun are just as important as medals, Jim is under enormous pressure to win from his often-absent father and fashion - model mother . When Jim tries to sabotage Bo's participation in a meet to better his own chances and Bo retaliates, a confrontation in the gym is inevitable. Sinykin integrates the gymnastic events smoothly into a story filled with mishaps at school, family friction, and competition. A brief glossary and appendix explaining gymnastic rules help the story itself from getting bogged down. While the message "different is not better" when it comes to parents is somewhat overdramatized, and Jim's ultimate change of personality is a bit too quick and complete, the story moves quickly because of the lively scenes filled with humor, action, and frustration. Sinykin has created a likable character in Bo, a boy who wants to make friends and do well at his sport, but who runs into pitfalls (many of his own making) along the way. --Susan Schuller, Milwaukee Public Library
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