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- DescriptionWith 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.
- Author Biography<b>Joan Bauer</b>is the author of thirteen books for young readers. Joan's first novel, <i>Squashed</i>, won the Delacorte Prize for a First Young Adult Novel. Five novels for young adult readers have followed: <i>Thwonk</i>, <i>Sticks</i>, <i>Rules of the Road</i>(LA TimesBook Prize and Golden Kite), <i>Backwater</i>and<i>Hope was Here</i>(Newbery Honor Medal).The Christopher Award was given to both<i>Hope was Here</i>and<i>Close to Famous, </i>whichalsoreceived the Schneider Family Book Award. Joan is the recipient of numerous state awards voted by readers. <i>School Library Journal</i>says, When it comes to creating strong, independent, and funnycharacters, Bauer is in a class by herself. Joan Bauer lives in Brooklyn, New York.Visit her at www.joanbauer.com.
- Author(s)Joan Bauer
- Date of Publication02/06/2005
- FormatPaperback / softback
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight204 g
- Width138 mm
- Height208 mm
- Spine13 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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