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Edenville Owls

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by Robert B. Parker
 

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New York Times bestselling author Robert B. Parker's first novel for young readers

There is something evil in the air ; Bobby senses it. Who is that man he saw arguing with his pretty new English teacher? Bobby knows he should mind his own business, but times are confusing. World War II just ended, and the world is changing? Bobby's world, especially.

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New York Times bestselling author Robert B. Parker's first novel for young readers

There is something evil in the air ; Bobby senses it. Who is that man he saw arguing with his pretty new English teacher? Bobby knows he should mind his own business, but times are confusing. World War II just ended, and the world is changing? Bobby's world, especially. There's Joanie, for one-why does being her friend feel awkward? And then there are his buddies, the junior varsity Edenville Owls-basketball players in need of a leader. Can they help each other off the court as well as they can on it? They will need to.

Editorial Reviews

The Barnes & Noble Review
The first young adult book from crime fiction icon Robert B. Parker -- best known for his Spenser (Hundred-Dollar Baby et al.) and Jesse Stone (High Profile et al.) sagas -- is set in the fall of 1945 and revolves around a group of Massachusetts eighth-graders who become entangled in a decidedly adult mystery involving their lovable teacher and a shadowy and potentially murderous nemesis.

Bobby Murphy and his four best friends (who make up the Edenville Owls basketball team) start eighth grade during a time of great social and political change: Not only has WWII finally ended, but the kids find themselves with a new and attractive teacher, the charming Miss Claudia Delaney. But when Bobby witnesses a malevolent-looking man (with a voice "like a piece of broken glass") assault Miss Delaney, he and the rest of the Edenville Owls -- along with Bobby's good friend Joanie Gibson -- vow to protect their teacher no matter what the cost. The group of amateur sleuths, via some ingenious investigative initiatives, eventually uncovers the mystery man's identity: His name is Richard Krauss -- and not only is he a raving racist, bigot, and wanted army deserter, he's Miss Delaney's ex-husband! But how can a handful of 14-year-olds persuade a madman to leave town while also protecting their teacher's reputation and job?

Parker's first foray into the young adult genre is a heartfelt and deeply nostalgic tale that will appeal not only to his adult audience but also adolescent readers who enjoy a good mystery. Highly recommended. Paul Goat Allen

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780399246562
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/24/2007
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.92(d)
Lexile:
580L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Robert B. Parker was the author of more than fifty books. He died in January 2010.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
September 17, 1932
Date of Death:
January 18, 2010
Place of Birth:
Springfield, Massachusetts
Place of Death:
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Education:
B.A. in English, Colby College, 1954; M.A., Ph. D. in English, Boston University, 1957, 1971
Website:
http://robertbparker.net/

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Edenville Owls 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
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EdDEb0609 More than 1 year ago
This is a great read for young & old. It has a very interesting story about a friendship with his teacher & teammates & what he does to help them out.
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