A Bundle of Sticks (Google eBook)

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Turtle Press, Oct 1, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 170 pages
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Ben Tyler hates to fight and Boyd Bradshaw knows it. When Boyd makes Ben eat mud at the bus stop, Ben's father decides that it's time for him to learn to defend himself. The thought of learning to fight makes Ben's stomach hurt, but he's willing to try anything to stop Boyd's bullying. When Ben discovers that he won't have to smash boards or throw people across the room, he decides that his Kajukenbo lessons might not be so bad. But even with his new self-defense skills, Ben doesn't believe he can stand up to Boyd until the day the bully kicks Ben's dog. Not only does Ben overcome his fears, he discovers a new kind of strength, one that was inside him all along. Written for children ages 9 and up, A Bundle of Sticks is an honest, funny and sometimes painful look at how one boy overcomes his fears and stands up to the schoolyard bully. Winner of The Mark Twain Award, The Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award and The Washington State Governor's Award
  

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User Review  - Ernie - Goodreads

This book is not really that good, but I read it a hundred thousand times as a child, so I'm giving it a huge rating. There is something satisfying about reading the story of a kid who uses Karate to beat the shit out of someone who kicks his dog. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
8
Section 3
11
Section 4
23
Section 5
28
Section 6
34
Section 7
41
Section 8
46
Section 15
87
Section 16
95
Section 17
100
Section 18
107
Section 19
113
Section 20
119
Section 21
126
Section 22
133

Section 9
51
Section 10
56
Section 11
61
Section 12
68
Section 13
74
Section 14
79
Section 23
139
Section 24
145
Section 25
153
Section 26
158
Section 27
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