Sticks by Joan Bauer

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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.


 

About Joan Bauer

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Joan Bauer (www.joanbauer.com) has won critical acclaim for her many books, which include the Newbery Honor Book Hope Was Here as well as Rules of the Road, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
 
Published April 15, 2002 by Speak. 189 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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Fifth grader Mickey Vernon has a dream--to be the winner of the nine-ball tournament for the 1013 set, held right in his own family's pool hall.

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A family-run pool hall in a blue-collar New Jersey town plays backdrop to Bauer's (Thwonk; Squashed) surprisingly sluggish novel. Mickey Vernon's the name of the determined 10-year-old protagonist and

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The author of Squashed creates a blue-collar drama about a boy's drive to win a pool tournament.

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After all, pool is in Mickey's blood--his long-dead father was a champion and his no-nonsense grandmother still owns and runs Vernon's Pool Hall, site of the approaching nine-ball showdown.

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Cape Ann Beacon

Not a heck of a lot of time is spent explaining things in “Jonah Hex,” the movie adaptation of the DC Comic character who’s been around since the early 1970s.

Jun 18 2010 | Read Full Review of Sticks

Cape Ann Beacon

Not a heck of a lot of time is spent explaining things in “Jonah Hex,” the movie adaptation of the DC Comic character who’s been around since the early 1970s.

Jun 18 2010 | Read Full Review of Sticks

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