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Zero to hero, Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver

Label
Zero to hero
Title
Zero to hero
Statement of responsibility
Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver
Title variation
Ghost buddy : zero to hero
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Billy Broccoli moves into his new house, he discovers Hoover Porterhouse, a teenage ghost, is haunting his room, and he helps Billy get in style, stand up to bullies, and conquer his new school
Member of
Tone
Review
  • Grades 3-6 Soon-to-be sixth-grader Billy Broccoli has a new family (his mother has recently remarried), a new school, and a new room, which unfortunately still bears the pink pony wallpaper of its previous occupant. It also comes with its own ghost, Hoover Porterhouse. “The Hoove” is everything that Billy is not: confident, mischievous, and gifted with fashion sense (well, for 99 years ago). The Hoove is also in danger of failing his ghost exams if he cannot pass Responsibility and Helping Others. Billy’s goals, on the other hand, are to avoid public humiliation and make some friends. Can the two boys, who are initially at odds, learn to cooperate and help each other reach their goals? Much like Billy and Hoover’s relationship, the series is a work in progress as it lays the groundwork for future installments. Billy and Hoover have a snappy repartee, although the Hoove sometimes sounds more modern than turn of the twentieth century. Billy is a likable protagonist whose trials and tribulations should resonate with middle-school boys. This odd couple shows promise. -- Dean, Kara (Reviewed 12-15-2011) (Booklist, vol 108, number 8, p57)
  • Gr 3 – 5 — Eleven-year-old Billy Broccoli's name is only the start of his problems in the coolness department. He's also plagued by a fondness for T-shirts with fart jokes on them, and he has the grace of a clown with two left feet. Now he is starting at a new school, and his supreme dorkiness is sure to cause him trouble. Fortunately, he has an ally: the ghost of 12-year-old Hoover Porterhouse III, who is stuck haunting the house that Billy's family has just moved into. Hoover is the sultan of cool and coaches Billy on what to wear and how to act. Despite his best efforts, though, the boy's first days of school are disastrous, mostly due to a bully named Rod Brownstone. Hoover calls for revenge, but in the end Billy manages to stand up to Rod. Billy is still nerdy at the story's conclusion, but it looks as though Hoover will be sticking around, which means that there may be hope for him yet. This title is chock-full of nuggets that will have boys cheering, from the grossness of Billy's embalmed tonsil to the hilarity of Rod's attachment to his baby blanket. What's more, parents and educators will cheer when Billy stands up to Rod without resorting to bullying tactics. Readers may wonder how Hoover died, but hopefully the authors will reveal more about the sassy apparition as the series progresses.—Amy Holland, Irondequoit Public Library, NY --Amy Holland (Reviewed April 1, 2012) (School Library Journal, vol 58, issue 04, p148)
  • Eleven-year-old Billy Broccoli's move up to middle school is complicated by a teenage ghost determined to give him lessons in how to be cool. The nerdy lad already has a lot on his plate: new house (with a bedroom done up in pink and lavender), new stepfather and prickly older stepsister, new school whose principal is his mother and nosy, bullying schoolmate Rod Brownstone for a next-door neighbor. It is understandable, then, that he's only temporarily freaked out when hyperconfident former jock Hoover "The Hoove" Porterhouse III, a ghost killed 99 years ago, swims into view and grandly announces that Billy is his special project. It seems that the Hoove has just one more year to pull up his failing celestial grades in "Responsibility" and "Helping Others" or be tied to that house and surrounding property forever--a fate worse than, well…. As it happens, the schooling goes both ways, and by the end not only has Billy been guided away from wearing fart-joke T-shirts and taking tuna sandwiches for lunch, he's shown the Hoove a better way to get Brownstone off his case than responding in kind when the bully engineers a public humiliation. A purposeful but not simplistic opener from the creators of the Hank Zipzer series. (Fantasy. 10-12)(Kirkus Reviews, November 15, 2011)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10043550
Cataloging source
ZGO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Winkler, Henry
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Interest level
Grades 5-8
LC call number
PZ7.W72934
LC item number
Ze 2012
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 3
  • 5
Reading level
5.1
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Oliver, Lin
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Ghost buddy
Series volume
1
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bullying
  • Bullying in schools
  • Ghost stories
  • Moving, Household
  • Schools
  • Ghosts
  • Moving, Household
  • Schools
  • Bullies
  • Bullying
  • Bullying
  • Bullying in schools
  • Ghost stories
  • Moving, Household
  • Schools
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Zero to hero, Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn770307741
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
170 pages
Isbn
9780545298827
Lccn
2011279023
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780545298872
System control number
(OCoLC)770307741
Label
Zero to hero, Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn770307741
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
170 pages
Isbn
9780545298827
Lccn
2011279023
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780545298872
System control number
(OCoLC)770307741

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