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Diary of a Tennis Prodigy
Diary of a Tennis Prodigy

Diary of a Tennis Prodigy

By Shamini Flint, Illustrated by Sally Heinrich

Diary of a...


112 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB

Trade Paper, $8.99 (US $8.99) (CA $10.99)

Publication Date: May 2016

ISBN 9781760290887

Rights: US, CA, CN, KR & TW

Allen & Unwin (May 2016)


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Told in an illustrated diary format, this is the fantastically funny story of a boy who is a tennis prodigy—not!

Marcus Atkinson is definitely not a tennis genius. But his dad is convinced that Marcus has magic in his wrists. Marcus is a math whiz who is not good at sports. His dad is a self-help author who thinks Marcus can achieve anything he sets his mind to . . . with hilarious results. In illustrated diary format, Marcus's gentle, satiric humor and comic drawings will have readers laughing out loud while learning a surprising amount about tennis.


"Fast food for fans of hybrid format high jinks."  —Booklist Online

"the book will have definite appeal to readers who enjoy the interspersed comic-strip aesthetic" --Booklist Online, 6/6/2016

Author Biography

Shamini Flint has written many books for children, including Diary of a Super Swimmer and Diary of a Taekwondo Master, but is best known for her Inspector Singh Investigates series of crime fiction for adults. She and Sally Heinrich collaborated previously on A T-Rex Ate My Homework.