Overview

A Wonderful Chapter Book About Learning to Be a Winner in Life.
Freddie Pawn attends Chess Club at his chess-piece elementary school and becomes discouraged when he loses his chess game against Billy Bully Bishop. Meanwhile his friend, George Pawn, wins his game against Billy's brother, Bobby, further discouraging Freddie. To make matters worse, the Bully Bishop brothers love...
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Freddie Loses His Game

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Overview

A Wonderful Chapter Book About Learning to Be a Winner in Life.
Freddie Pawn attends Chess Club at his chess-piece elementary school and becomes discouraged when he loses his chess game against Billy Bully Bishop. Meanwhile his friend, George Pawn, wins his game against Billy's brother, Bobby, further discouraging Freddie. To make matters worse, the Bully Bishop brothers love to tease Freddie. How will Freddie learn to overcome his losses and the constant teasing of the Bully Bishop brothers?

Written By a Child Author
The author, Dorian Clay, was a 5th grader in elementary school when he started writing Freddie Loses His Game. By the time it was published, he was a 6th grader in middle school. His little brother, who was in kindergarten, when it was published, also contributed to the book. Both Dorian and his litte brother, Donovan, enjoy playing competitive chess and hope they can help other children discover how to be winners in life.

Multi-media, too!
This book includes 15 videos of author, Dorian Clay, and his little brother, Donovan. Chapter book readers will be entertained and educated, as Dorian and Donovan explain the life lessons they have learned, including:
- What is losing?
- What is winning?
- How to deal with bullies?
- What is resilience?
- What is good sportsmanship?
- What are the chess pieces and how do they move?
- ...and much more.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014659420
  • Publisher: Ariva Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/5/2012
  • Series: Freddie and Friends , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 56
  • Age range: 6 - 8 Years
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Dorian Clay is a middle school student from Seattle, Washington. He started writing the Freddie and Friends book series when he was 10 years old. Between summer and winter breaks, plus a few Snow Days here and there, he finished Book 1 "Freddie Loses His Game" in 10 months.

Dorian start taking chess classes and playing in tournaments in first grade. His interest in art began at age three with art classes, and grew toward cartoons around age 8 when he bought a cartoon drawing book with a birthday gift-card. On some days during Summer while working on this book, Dorian worked for 12 hours next to his dad while he did his work.

When not doing homework or working on his books, Dorian likes to play with his little brother, take Kung-Fu classes, practice drawing and painting, read books, and play video games.
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