• Auteur: David Lubar
  • ISBN: 0544236971
  • Date de sortie: 2013-03-25
  • Collection: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Total Download: 3156
  • Total Read: 7972

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To the Bozo, the clown who sits inside the cage above the dunk tank, everyone is a “mark.” Once he has zeroed in on his victim, the Bozo comes up with the perfect wisecrack—something funny enough to make people stop and listen, and cruel enough to hook the mark. Now the mark is bent on revenge, and he’ll buy however many balls he needs to hit the target and see the Bozo plunge into the water. It’s a game that fascinates Chad, who lives on the Jersey shore, where the boardwalk turns into an amusement park every summer. He wishes he could shout at the world from the safety of a cage—his dad ran out on him and his mom, and now everyone seems convinced that Chad will wind up a loser, too. He’s determined to get a job playing the Bozo, something he knows he’d be good at. Suddenly, Chad finds himself thrown into a strange and twisted world, where humor has far more power than he ever imagined. With a crackling plot and smart, funny dialogue, Dunk pulls readers along on a journey that exposes a universal truth: We all need to laugh.

Slam Dunk Jokes for Kids

  • Auteur: Bob Phillips
  • ISBN: 9780736913461
  • Date de sortie: 2004
  • Collection: Harvest House Publishers
  • Total Download: 4641
  • Total Read: 1982

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Offers jokes, riddles, and puns all relating to sports, including boxing, fishing, and golf.

Year of the Dunk

  • Auteur: Asher Price
  • ISBN: 0804138044
  • Date de sortie: 2015-05-12
  • Collection: Crown
  • Total Download: 6242
  • Total Read: 7695

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By embarking on a quest to dunk a basketball at the age of 34, journalist Asher Price investigates the limits of human potential—starting with his own. We all like to think that (with a little practice) we could run faster, learn another language, or whip up a perfect soufflé. But few of us ever put those hopes to the test. In Year of the Dunk, Asher Price does, and he seizes on basketball’s slam dunk--a feat richly freighted with distinctly American themes of culture, race, and upward mobility--as a gauge to determine his own hidden potential. The showmanship of the dunk mesmerized Asher as a child, but even with his height (six foot plus) and impressive wingspan, he never pushed himself to try it. Now, approaching middle age, Asher decides to spend a year remaking his body and testing his mind as he wonders, like most adults, what untapped talent he still possesses. In this humorous and often poignant journey into the pleasures and perils of exertion, Asher introduces us to a memorable cast of characters who help him understand the complexity of the human body and the individual drama at the heart of sports. Along the way he dives into the history and science of one of sports' most exuberant acts, examining everything from our genetic predisposition towards jumping to the cultural role of the slam dunk. The year-long effort forces him to ask some fundamental questions about human ability and the degree to which we can actually improve ourselves, even with great determination. From the Hardcover edition.

How to Dunk a Doughnut

  • Auteur: Len Fisher
  • ISBN: 1780220596
  • Date de sortie: 2011-05-12
  • Collection: Hachette UK
  • Total Download: 3092
  • Total Read: 7192

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Fun, quirky popular science from the winner of an IgNobel Prize for achievements that cannot or should not be reproduced. Science is all around us. In this brilliant, entertaining book, Len Fisher provides scientific answers to familiar questions such as how to boil the perfect egg, how to catch a ball, the physics of sex, and why some vegetables absorb more gravy than others. In doing so, he reveals the world of the scientist - how they think, what they do, and how they go about doing it - proving that even the most commonplace activities can be used as a key to understanding the laws of nature and that experimental science can be fun!

Slam Dunk

  • Auteur: Roberta N. Parker
  • ISBN: 9780962162947
  • Date de sortie: 2003-09-01
  • Collection: Specialty PressInc
  • Total Download: 3436
  • Total Read: 2241

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An inspiring story designed to hold the interest of young children struggling with attention deficit disorder and motivate them to succeed.

Basketball Math

  • Auteur: Jack A. Coffland
  • ISBN: 1596470186
  • Date de sortie: 2006
  • Collection: Good Year Books
  • Total Download: 5741
  • Total Read: 5464

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Young basketball fans apply their math skills to gain new insight into a sport they enjoy. Reproducible handouts challenge students to collect and analyze statistics on their favorite players and teams, calculating field-goal percentages and figuring point differentials as motivation to practice skills involving whole numbers, decimals, percents, fractions, analysis of statistics, and interpretation of charts and graphs. Most statistics are provided in the book; a few activities require looking up statistics in the newspaper or online. Answer key. Illustrated. Good Year Books. 118 pages. Third Edition.

How to Dunk

  • Auteur: Arnold Lopez
  • ISBN: 9781508432401
  • Date de sortie: 2015-02-22
  • Collection: CreateSpace
  • Total Download: 3059
  • Total Read: 4167

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