Giveaway: Hank Zipzer, by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver

hank_zipzerMarch's children's book club includes Hank Zipzer: The Curtain Went Up, My Trousers Fell Down, by Henry Winkler (aka The Fonz!) 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! 

In The Curtain Went Up, My Trousers Fell Down, Hank is playing the King of Siam in the school play, but a costume disaster on opening night threatens the whole show. Can best friends, Ashley and Frankie, save the day? 
The semi-autobiographical Hank Zipzer series recounts Henry Winkler's own experiences growing up with dyslexia. They promote the importance of friendship and family, with equal measures of humour and heart. Perfect for even the most reluctant readers, aged seven and up.

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

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. 

If you receive a free copy of Hank Zipzer:The Curtain Went Up, My Trousers Fell Down, we do expect you to post a review or join in on the discussion thread.


Apply now; this giveaway closes at 10am, Monday 10 March.


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