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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.

(Source: Amazon)

Notes

  • For primary school age children.

Affiliation Notes

  • Writing Disability in Australia:

    Type of disability Dyslexia.
    Type of character Secondary.
    Point of view First person.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • South Melbourne, South Melbourne - Port Melbourne area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Lothian , 2004 .
      Extent: 175p.
      Description: illus.
      ISBN: 0734406150 (pbk.)
      Series: Takeaways Lothian (publisher), 1999 series - publisher children's fiction children's

Works about this Work

Untitled Kevin Brophy , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , May vol. 48 no. 2 2004; (p. 14)

— Review of The King of Large June Colbert , 2004 single work children's fiction
Untitled Jo Goodman , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 19 no. 2 2004; (p. 34)

— Review of The King of Large June Colbert , 2004 single work children's fiction
Ageing Dragon Meets Youthful Hero Moira McAlister , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 10 July 2004; (p. 4a)

— Review of Dragonkeeper Carole Wilkinson , 2003 single work children's fiction ; Princess Tamsin Annette Kay Wickes , 2004 single work children's fiction ; The King of Large June Colbert , 2004 single work children's fiction ; Riding with Thunderbolt : The Diary of Ben Cross Allan Baillie , 2004 single work children's fiction ; Summer's Story Wendy Graham , 2004 single work novel
Untitled Gavin Jones , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , February vol. 83 no. 7 2004; (p. 39)

— Review of The King of Large June Colbert , 2004 single work children's fiction
Untitled Gavin Jones , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , February vol. 83 no. 7 2004; (p. 39)

— Review of The King of Large June Colbert , 2004 single work children's fiction
Ageing Dragon Meets Youthful Hero Moira McAlister , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 10 July 2004; (p. 4a)

— Review of Dragonkeeper Carole Wilkinson , 2003 single work children's fiction ; Princess Tamsin Annette Kay Wickes , 2004 single work children's fiction ; The King of Large June Colbert , 2004 single work children's fiction ; Riding with Thunderbolt : The Diary of Ben Cross Allan Baillie , 2004 single work children's fiction ; Summer's Story Wendy Graham , 2004 single work novel
Untitled Jo Goodman , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 19 no. 2 2004; (p. 34)

— Review of The King of Large June Colbert , 2004 single work children's fiction
Untitled Kevin Brophy , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , May vol. 48 no. 2 2004; (p. 14)

— Review of The King of Large June Colbert , 2004 single work children's fiction
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