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Author:  Joan Bauer
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0142404284
ISBN-13: 9780142404287
Sku: 31039683
Publish Date: 6/6/2005
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8H x 5.5L x 0.75T
Pages:  182
Age Range:  14 to UP
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
Mickey is determined to win first prize in a contest being held for 10-13 year-olds at the local pool hall. However, his main competition is Buck Pender, a tough kid who is three years older than Mickey. When Joseph Alvarez, an old friend of Mickey's father, offers to help him improve his pool skills, Mickey is thrilled but his mother is distrustful. Will Mickey be able to win the contest without betraying his mother?
Author Bio
Joan Bauer
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.

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeMinimum Age:   10
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0182
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