Edenville Owls by Robert B. Parker

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New York Times bestselling author Robert B. Parker?s first novel for young readers

There is something evil in the air ; Bobby senses it. Who is that man he saw arguing with his pretty new English teacher? Bobby knows he should mind his own business, but times are confusing. World War II just ended, and the world is changing? Bobby?s world, especially. There?s Joanie, for one?why does being her friend feel awkward? And then there are his buddies, the junior varsity Edenville Owls?basketball players in need of a leader. Can they help each other off the court as well as they can on it? They will need to.


 

About Robert B. Parker

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Robert B. Parker was the author of seventy books, including the legendary Spenser detective series, novels featuring Chief Jesse Stone, and the acclaimed Virgil Cole/Everett Hitch westerns, as well as the Sunny Randall novels. Winner of the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award and long considered the undisputed dean of American crime fiction, Parker died in January 2010.
 
Published April 24, 2007 by Puffin. 212 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Trying his hand at writing for a younger audience, the bestselling novelist wraps a tale of bigotry and spousal abuse around a pick-up basketball team’s drive to the state tournament, and the hormone-driven confusion of its young coach.

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Parker, the bestselling author of detective novels for adults, brings a healthy dose of noir to his first outing for children, set in the years following the end of WWII. Narrating is Bobby Murphy,

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His school lacks a gymnasium, so Bobby and a few close friends start up an informal rag-tag basketball team, which plays against teams from other local junior high schools.

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BC Books

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For the record, Blue Screen was listed as a Sunny Randall book while High Profile is listed as a Jesse Stone novel.

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But with this review completed I'm taking a break from Parker's books and am diving in next to read two books from another great crime writer, James Lee Burke.

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Readers familiar with Parker's work are going to find a lot of familiar ground here, though altered somewhat because the story is set in the 1940s in the post-World War II era and Parker does, for the most part, stay within the conventions of his youthful heroes.

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Parker has said he started writing a series focused on Chief Jesse Stone so he could experiment with writing in third person, as well as developing a character more flawed than Spenser.

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Later Miss Delaney asks Bobby to forget he ever saw anything.

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