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  • Lothian Children's Books

The King of Large

June Colbert

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Fiction, General fiction (Children's / Teenage)

Robbie Chambers is a shy, intelligent and articulate 11-year-old. He's also dangerously overweight and plagued by feelings of self-doubt, shame and guilt. With the help of his family and his fat specialist, he just might be able to lose weight and gain self-confidence.

THE KING OF LARGE is the personal diary of Robbie, an overweight kid. Robbie's problems with his weight become critical when his health deteriorates to the point where he has blackouts and is excluded from the school soccer team. Soccer is the only sport he enjoys and, with his self-esteem steadily diminishing and the ongoing bullying and name calling from his classmates increasing, Robbie is at an all-time low. On top of all of this, Robbie is experiencing troubles with his younger brother and his best friend is having family problems.

June Colbert explores a number of issues that affect a person's health and well-being in this sensitive and very funny story. We share his thoughts and feelings as well as the family support networks that help him begin to deal with his problems.

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