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Fish Finelli: Operation Fireball

Book 2
By E. S. Farber • Illustrated by Jason Beene
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When Bryce Billings says he will clobber Fish Finelli in the Captain Kidd Classic boat race, Fish has no choice but to accept the bet. But Fish’s 1970s Whaler with a broken motor is no match for Bryce’s new, top-of-the-...
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When Bryce Billings says he will clobber Fish Finelli in the Captain Kidd Classic boat race, Fish has no choice but to accept the bet. But Fish’s 1970s Whaler with a broken motor is no match for Bryce’s new, top-of-the-line, 9.9-horsepower Viper—even if Fish, Roger, and T. J. can fix their measly 5-horsepower motor, it can't compete with Bryce’s boat. With $9.63 between them, do the guys even have a chance at the Classic? A hilarious romp, filled with fun facts seamlessly integrated into the story, Fish Finelli informs as much as it entertains for perfect middle-grade reading.
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 176
Size: 6 x 8
Age Range: Ages 8 to 12
Publication Date: 4/1/2014
ISBN: 9781452110837
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E. S. Farber is the mother of a boy who likes facts along with his fiction, which inspired her to write Fish Finelli. She has authored numerous books for children. She lives in Amagansett, New York.
Jason Beene is the art director of Calloway Digital Arts, teaches at MIT and RISD, makes games, and is a father to two girls. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

“ A funny gem of a middle-grade mystery . . . a great boys’ counterpart to such stellar girls’ series as Ivy + Bean.”
Kirkus Reviews

“ Heavy on the yuks . . . Farber laces Fish’s dialogue with scientific and historic tidbits.”
Publishers Weekly

“ Packed with humor and action . . . helps meet the demand for transitional chapter books specifically written for boys.”
—Booklist Online