Allen Kurzweil Leon and the Champion Chip

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Leon and the Champion Chip

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9780060539351: Leon and the Champion Chip

Ingredients: A trashy beginning, Leon Zeisel, a bully, a purple nurple, a wet Willie, 2 Howlitzers, 3 best friends, a Lumpkin Dunkin', 5 half-baked schemes, 2 Wedgies (1 Turbo; 1 Atomic), a hotel full of animals, a jug of Poop-B-Gone, a bald science teacher, 36 types of potato chips, 12 potato chip experiments, a potato chip museum, 1 human hot fudge sundae, an explosive ending.

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About the Author:

Allen Kurzweil is a prize-winning novelist, children's writer, inventor, and journalist. His work has appeared in a wide range of publications, including the New Yorker, the New York Times, Smithsonian, and Vanity Fair. He is a graduate of Yale University and the recipient of Fulbright, Guggenheim, and National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island.



Bret Bertholf is a painter, writer, musician, and the yodeling singer for Halden Wofford & the Hi Beams, an acclaimed traditional country/western band, as well as the coordinator of children's events at the Tattered Cover Book Store. The artist is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and lives in Denver, Colorado.

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Giving voice to characters as diverse as a New York cab driver, a notorious bully, an eccentric teacher, and a potato-chip-loving hero is no mean feat. Matt Labyorteaux performs each with verve and gusto. As Leon starts his fifth-grade year, he continues his efforts to outmatch Henry Lumpkin, utilizes potato chips in science class, and dazzles attendees of a potato chip convention. A zany Kurzweil cast of characters supports each move. Who knew there was so much potato chip trivia to master and that sometimes masterful teaching takes students way out of the box? Labyorteaux's distinctive characters and fast pace help deliver a story full of spunk and laugh-out-loud moments. A.R. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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