Charlie Bumpers vs. the Puny Pirates

by Bill Harley
Illustrated by Adam Gustavson
Charlie and his best friends are finally on the same soccer team. But is it a winning combination? From the award-winning middle grade series by Bill Harley.  
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  • ISBN: 9781561459391
  • Publication date: 09/01/2016
  • Page Count: 160
  • Size: 5-1/2" x 7-1/2"
  • Age Range: 7-10
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Description

Charlie and his best friends are finally on the same soccer team. But is it a winning combination? From the award-winning middle grade series by Bill Harley.

“Master storyteller Harley scores again with fourth-grader Charlie Bumpers.”―Kirkus Reviews

Charlie Bumpers and his best friends are finally on the same soccer team and are sure the Pirates will be the best team ever! But their high hopes are crushed on the first day of practice. Not only do they have a bunch of shrimpy and inexperienced teammates, their new coach doesn’t believe in star players. And the first few games leave little to be desired.

If they can’t be on a winning team, Charlie thinks maybe he, Tommy, and Hector can at least win the prize for selling the most candy bars for the fundraiser. But after a series of near catastrophes, Charlie and his friends learn that hotshot plays and gimmicky sales techniques aren’t as effective as hard work, honesty, and cooperation. Black and white illustrations throughout. Available in eBook.

Charlie Bumpers is a heartwarming and hilarious middle grade series starring a relatable fourth grader dealing with everyday issues surrounding family, friends, and school. From Grammy Award-winning author Bill Harley.

Author/Illustrator

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Bill Harley

Author

Bill Harley is a two-time Grammy Award-winning storyteller, musician, and writer who has been writing and performing for kids and families for more than twenty-five years. He is the recipient of Parents’ Choice and ALA awards. He won a 2007 Grammy Award for his children’s storytelling album Blah Blah Blah and a 2009 Grammy Award for his children’s spoken-word album Yes to Running! Bill Harley Live. He lives in Massachusetts.

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Adam Gustavson

Illustrator

Adam Gustavson is the illustrator of more than twenty books for children, as well as numerous periodicals. He holds a master of fine arts degree from the School of Visual Arts in New York, and teaches at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He lives in New Jersey.

Reviews

“Master storyteller Harley scores again with fourth-grader Charlie Bumpers” ―Kirkus Reviews

Awards

Kansas State Reading Circle Recommended Reading List (Intermediate) ―Kansas National Education Association, 2017

Resources

Resources: Bookmarks, Poster, Teacher's Guide

Teacher’s Guide
Poster
Bookmark

More Details

AR Level: 3.7
F&P: GRL O, Gr 3, Genre RF
Lexile: 560L
Themes: Cooperation, Family, Responsibility, Team Sports
BISAC 1: JUV019000 / JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories
BISAC 2: JUV005000 / JUVENILE FICTION / Boys & Men
BISAC 3: JUV035000 / JUVENILE FICTION / School & Education