The Stupendous Dodgeball Fiasco
The Stupendous Dodgeball Fiasco
The Stupendous Dodgeball Fiasco
Glin Dibley, Janice Repka
Phillip comes from a circus family, but all he really wants is to be a regular kid. After persuading his parents to let him move in with his aunt and uncle, he winds up in Hardingtown, where everyone is wild about dodgeball. When he gets slammed in the face with a speeding ball in gym class, he decides to take the dodgeball bully to court. But can a circus boy take on the Unofficial Dodgeball Capital of the World? This uproariously funny middle-grade novel carries an inspiring message about sticking to your beliefs, however unpopular they may be.

Book Details


  • Fiction
  • Juvenile Fiction
  • Sports

Age Level: 

  • 8 - 12
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The story begins at the marvelous Windy Van Hooten Circus, where Phillip Edward Stanislaw, the protagonist, is just trying to fit in. There he cleans up animal poop during one act while the horse rider, Helga, rides her horse around the ring. The end to his current circus career comes when he tries to find a boy in the stands while Helga is doing her act. Without Phillip there to clean up the poop the horse slips in its own droppings, ruining her act. When she talks to his parents he decides he wants to leave the circus.

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