Program Type:Book Clubs
Join us for the next chapter of Minnesota's One Book, One Minnesota program. The spring choice is Slider by Pete Hautmann.
David might be scrawny, but he can eat a sixteen-inch pepperoni pizza in four minutes and thirty-six seconds. That’s fast, although not yet fast enough to win the Super Pigorino Bowl. Some of the heavyweights—literally—in the competitive eating game will be vying for its $5,000 prize, and David is desperate to pay off his mother’s credit card bill before she discovers that he used her card without permission. Along with everyone else in the family, Mrs. Miller is often preoccupied with taking care of Mal, David’s severely autistic younger brother, but there’s no way that she won’t notice an enormous charge on her bill for a mummified half hotdog. National Book Award winner Pete Hautman serves up a delicious middle-grade novel that is both laugh-out-loud funny and wonderfully tender