With the help of his grandmother, his dead father's best friend, and his own best friend—a math whiz—Mickey prepares to compete in the most important pool championship of his life, despite his mother's reservations.
|Publisher:||Penguin Young Readers Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||12 Years|
About the Author
Joan Bauer is the author of thirteen books for young readers. Joan's first novel, Squashed, won the Delacorte Prize for a First Young Adult Novel. Five novels for young adult readers have followed: Thwonk, Sticks, Rules of the Road (LA Times Book Prize and Golden Kite), Backwater and Hope was Here (Newbery Honor Medal). The Christopher Award was given to both Hope was Here and Close to Famous, which also received the Schneider Family Book Award. Joan is the recipient of numerous state awards voted by readers.
School Library Journal says, “When it comes to creating strong, independent, and funny characters, Bauer is in a class by herself.”
Joan Bauer lives in Brooklyn, New York. Visit her at www.joanbauer.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is one of my favorite books. I love all of the characters unique and very distinguished personality. This books is fun to read and easy to get in to. (At times, i even caught myself talking to the characters telling them not to do something).
I thought this book was great!!! The storyline rocked!!! I reccomend all you people out there read it!!!
A young boy named mickey wanted to win the nine-ball champion at his home pool hall. He get's help from a math whiz friend and a mentor pool playing cowboy. Bauer makes a story about a ten-year old who is working hard on his hobbie. And at the end, all the hard work pays off and he wins nine-ball champion against a older bully.