Giveaway: Hank Zipzer, by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver
12-year-old Henry 'Hank' Zipzer is smart and resourceful, and he has dyslexia. When problems arise at school he deals with them in unconventional ways – putting him on a direct collision course with his teachers and parents. But Hank always remains positive and convinced that the next big plan will deliver – after all, tomorrow is another day!
About the authors
Henry's role as 'The Fonz' in popular US sitcom Happy Days made him one of the most recognized actors in the world, loved by all ages. He won two consecutive Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor in a Comedy Series and has been honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Since then he has appeared in many other films and is also an award-winning producer and director of family and children's programming. He is passionate about children's welfare and works with various children's groups.
In 2003, Henry began writing a series of children's books with his partner Lin Oliver, entitled Hank Zipzer: The World's Greatest Under-Achiever. The books are about the everyday adventures of Hank, a bright boy in the fourth grade who has additional needs. They are inspired by Henry's struggle throughout his education owing to his dyslexia.
Lin Oliver has spent much of her career writing and producing film, television and video projects for children and families. She is co-founder and executive director of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three children.
Henry Winkler will be taking part in a Q&A for Mumsnet, so post your questions before 10am on Friday 21 March.
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