|Author: Joan Bauer|
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|With the help of his grandmother and some friends, ten-year-old Mickey prepares to compete in the most important pool championship of his life, despite his mothers reservations. *Author: Bauer, Joan *Publication Date: 2005/06/06 *Number of Pages: 182 *Binding Type: Paperback *Grade Level: 4-6 *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 5.50 *Height: 8.00|
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With the help of his grandmother and some friends, ten-year-old Mickey prepares to compete in the most important pool championship of his life, despite his mother's reservations.
Many of Joan Bauer's young adult novels feature feisty female protagonists--a situation likely influenced by the fact that Bauer is one of four sisters who were raised primarily by their mother and maternal grandmother. Bauer has said that her father, a salesman who was married four times, was a complicated person--a characterization mirrored by many of the fathers in her books. Before becoming a full-time author, Bauer worked in advertising--a career which blossomed into writing for magazines and newspapers and eventually movie screenplays. Her first novel, SQUASHED, was written as she slowly recovered from a serious car accident. That book, which was published in 1992, won the Delacorte Press Prize for a First Novel.