When a burglar jumps through the kitchen window one night,
Louis knows he should get him in a wrestling-hold while he
has the advantage, but his heart is hammering and his legs
feel like wobbly air... A larger-than-life story from Anna
Fienberg, author of the classicTashiseries
Louis's best mates, Singo and Hassan, are into basketball
and skateboarding, and his dad is into arm-wrestling. Dad
wants to build Louis up with wrestling moves like the Walls
of Jericho or the Five Star Frog Splash, but Louis is better
at flexing words than flexing his muscles.
This summer Louis is put to the test, starting with thePhenomenonof
the broken mirror, leading to theParalysingburglar
incident, and finally the night when he comes face to face
It's a wild week when the friends hide a runaway girl named
Cordelia in the backyard tent, Dad falls for Doreen, and
Louis tries the Top Roll Move on a big burly burglar.
Louis Beside Himselfis
about losing your words, finding your courage and
arm-wrestling your way out of big trouble.