THE TOILET PAPER TIGERS by Gordon Korman

THE TOILET PAPER TIGERS

Age Range: 11 - 13
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 A Spoonerville, Texas, Little League team, sponsored by the local toilet-tissue company, opens the season with a collection of misfits coached by a nuclear physicist--completely ignorant of baseball--and his hotshot niece Kristy, visiting from New York because ``The parental units are doing the Europe thing this summer, so I'm chilling out down here with my main man....'' Kristy goes quickly to work, pushing the team into line with sharp talk (``Tsupwitchoor bat, bro'? Does it have bad breath, so all the baseballs won't go near it?''), simple psychology, and the threat of a certain locker-room photo (``What a day to wear my bunny rabbit underwear!'' moans one player). After a series of hilarious misadventures, the Feather-Soft Tigers finish, naturally, on top. Once again, Korman whips up a broad-humored farce, driven by a colorful cast and salted with satire--more-or-less gentle fun with plenty of unconventional (to say the least) baseball action. (Fiction. 11-13)

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 1993
ISBN: 0-590-46230-X
Page count: 176pp
Publisher: Scholastic
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 15th, 1993




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