Game Face

Game Face


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Right now, life isn't so good for eighth-grade point guard Josh Lumley. As anyone in the tiny northern Minnesota town of Orville will tell you, hockey rules. That means Josh and his basketball teammates catch flak from just about everyone-students, teachers, even the locals at Fat Fern's Donut Hole. But all that's about to change. Populated by a cast of wacky eccentrics and an unforgettable team of middle-school misfits, Game Face will capture the imagination of anyone who roots for the underdog.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611605662
Publisher: Wee Creek Press, LLC
Publication date: 06/17/2013
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range: 11 - 12 Years

About the Author

Andrew Kantar is the author of a trilogy of tales about the three largest ships to be lost on the three largest Great Lakes: 29 MISSING, 1999 Read Michigan selection for young adults; BLACK NOVEMBER, Finalist 2006 ForeWord Book of the Year (YA nonfiction), nominated for the 2007 Great Lakes Book Award, and a major source for November Requiem, a documentary that aired on PBS; and DEADLY VOYAGE, selected for One Book, One County Reads (sponsored by the Michigan Humanities Council) and featured at the Young Folk Bookfest (Great Lakes Folk Festival).
His novel, GAME FACE, won the Bronze Medal in the 2013 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards for Pre-Teen Fiction. Populated by a cast of wacky screwballs, GAME FACE is a laugh-out-loud basketball story about an unforgettable team of middle-school misfits from northern Minnesota where hockey rules.
A native of Minneapolis, Andy holds a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota and is director of the Writing Center and an English professor at Ferris State University (Michigan). For two years he served as a Fulbright Scholar in Norway, lecturing in the graduate school of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
Andy and his wife, Fran, have three grown children and live in northern Michigan with Maggie, their black Labrador.

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author of The Girl Who Threw Butterflies - Mick Cochrane

In Andy Kantar's Game Face, it's impossible not to root for Josh. He's perceptive, funny, self-effacing, and loyal. His voice expresses who he is on every page. There's real depth to Josh, too, a kind of philosophical side.

author ofThe Detention Club - David Yoo

Game Face is wonderful--an engaging, warm, utterly readable story!

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jpoole More than 1 year ago
I read this to my 9 year old nephew one snowy afternoon just before Christmas, and he really enjoyed the book... and I enjoyed reading it too! Even better, his mother told me the next day he read the entire book on his own. Thanks very much to the author for writing such a fun story!