Judo Boy


Judo Boy

BALL, John, Jr.

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John Ball, Jr. is best known for mystery novels involving the black police detective Virgil Tibbs, introduced in the 1965 novel In The Heat of the Night. That novel won the Edgar Award for Best First Novel from the Mystery Writers of America. Here he presents one of the few fiction books about Judo. Aimed at the level of a Junior High School or High School student, the book tells the story of a teenager who takes up Judo to defend himself from the school bully and his gang. The setting for the story is the San Fernando Judo Club, still operating in California.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: Nova Books
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Date Published: 1966
  • Place Published: New York
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Near fine
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    vii, [1], 9-144 p. 18 cm. Illustrated paperback. All edges green. Paper lightly browned.

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