Pete still has 20 AR ("Accelerated Reader") points that he needs to accumulate in this quarter at school. Dad was joking around with Pete that if he were to read Ulysses by James Joyce he could probably get about 4000 AR points.
So the next day Pete brought home the following two books from the library:
1. Melvin Beederman, Superhero, by Greg Trine
2. Ulysses, by James Joyce
Hopefully he'll stop reading #2 after the part where Leopold eats a kidney for breakfast.