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Venokur, Ross.
New York : Delacorte Press, 2001.
IL 5-8, RL 6.9
ISBN 0385327986
What could be worse than being a vegetarian named Meatball?  Maybe the daily "sessions" with the school's bully Rufus Delaney, or hearing your parents talk about the loss of their store, Tofu For-u, because a mega-store has taken their customers.  Is it any wonder that when harassed one time too many by Rufus, Meatball finds special powers in the very thing he's named for?  And wouldn't you take the principal up on an offer of great grades if you had a sister like Precious?  To experience a week like no other, read The Autobiography of Meatball Finkelstein by Ross Venokur.  (New Hampshire Great Stone Face Committee)
SUBJECTS:     Magic -- Fiction.
                        Overweight persons -- Fiction.
                        School principals -- Fiction.
                        Schools -- Fiction.
                        Vegetarianism -- Fiction.
                        Humorous stories.


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