Laggan Lard Butts

  • Pages:112
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Themes:humor, basketball, democracy, sports, athlete
  • Pub Date:03/01/2006
  • Age Groups:Fiction Ages 9-12
  • Fry Level:3.5
  • Lexile:HL610L
  • ATOS:3.9
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:V
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Sam Campbell's school team, the Laggan Lairds, always loses. When someone suggests that their name be the Laggan Lard Butts, Sam thinks the team should change its name. What is a Laird anyway? The basketball coach agrees, and soon the whole school is involved in an election for a new team name. Sam and his friends nominate the name Lard Butts. When the basketball team starts winning games after a warm-up cheer of "Go Lard Butts!" it seems the Lard Butt campaign might actually win the election.
"An excellent book to put in the hands of a reluctant male reader."
"Eric Walters' characterizations are excellent...This is a story I hope will be read by more than just its target audience."
– CM Magazine
PSLA Top Forty   | 2007  |  Commended
CCBC Our Choice   | 2007  |  Commended