Marc has just finished the worst school year ever! He can’t keep up in gym class, doesn’t know his multiplication tables, and is constantly being picked on by the school bully. When Marc learns that his Uncle Jake, a Navy SEAL, is going to spend the summer at his house, he is thrilled. Uncle Jake offers to transform Marc into a real “warrior kid” if the fifth-grader has the dedication and determination to endure the physical and mental challenges it will require. A terrific testimony to the power of hard work and persistence for readers 8+.