Operation: Dump the Chump

Operation: Dump the Chump

by Barbara Park


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"Sure to delight kids, this is the story of 10-year-old Oscar and his plan

to get rid of his pesky younger brother, 'the chump.' Oscar's ingenious

eight-step plan involves an elderly neighbor couple and Oscar's supposedly

destitute father. Kids might see the punch line coming, but they'll be laughing

out loud all the way there."—Booklist. Reading level: 5.0.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780380639748
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 07/28/1983
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Barbara Park is one of  today's funniest and best-loved writers for middle graders.  Her novels, which include Dear God, HELP!!! Love Earl; Skinnybones; The Kid in the Red Jacket; and Mick Harte Was Here have won numerous children's book awards.  Barbara thinks that the wonderful thing about writing humor is that she is able to deal with serious issues in a more lighthearted way.  Barbara's fans always want to know whether or not her characters are based on her own children (she has two sons) -- in fact, they are not.  But having her sons has made it easier for her to know how kids talk and think.  What matters most to Barbara is that her books are bringing a few smiles to her readers.

Barbara lives in Paradise Valley, Arizona, with her husband, Richard. She holds a B.S. from the University of Alabama.  


Scottsdale, Arizona

Date of Birth:

April 21, 1947

Place of Birth:

Mt. Holly, New Jersey


B.S., University of Alabama, 1969

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Operation: Dump the Chump 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good book for all ages
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is fun for alot of grades! I think that Middle schoolers, and Elementry schoolers will like it too... It's funny!
Guest More than 1 year ago
We enjoyed this story very much. Most of us want to write our own recipe for dumping our kid brothers and sisters.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A little diffrent from other books, Barbara did a good job giving the family personality.