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Publisher Comments:

Owen Evans lights up the scoreboards. His brother, Russell, rocks the school boards. These twin brothers couldn't be more different. They've long kept the peace by going their separate ways, but all that is about to change. The new basketball coach recruits Russell for the seventh grade team and a jealous Owen has to fight to stay in the game. When someone tries to steal Russell's spot as captain of the mathlete team, will the two be able to put aside their differences in order to save his position? Or will they be sidelined?

Perfect for fans of Matt Christopher and Andrew Clements alike, this is a lighthearted and hilarious look at what happens when brains meets brawn meets basketball.

Review:

"In this series opener, Mack (After All, You're Callie Boone) introduces athletic seventh-grader Owen and his klutzy, academic-minded fraternal twin, Russell. The boys are content with their respective roles until the new school basketball coach, impressed by Russell's height, invites him to try out for the team. No one is more shocked than Russell when he makes the cut, along with Owen, but his victory precipitates a flurry of conflicts for both boys. Although Russell shows an uncanny talent for making three-pointers, his dribbling skills are sorely lacking, and basketball practice interferes with his responsibilities as leader of his academic competition group. Meanwhile, Owen resents the attention Russell gets as he crosses into sports territory ('Even though I knew it wouldn't be a big deal to anyone else, I hated that Russ suddenly had the cool shoes and the awesome jump shot'). Offering an honest and funny representation of sibling rivalry and peer pressure, this contemporary tale, told from the boys' alternating points of view, ought to find a large fan base. Ages 8 — 12. Agent: Sally Harding, the Cooke Agency." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

W.C. MACK is the author of numerous books for children, including After All, You're Callie Boone and the Canadian hockey novel Hat Trick. She was raised in Vancouver and now lives in Portland. www.wcmack.com

Product Details

ISBN:
9781599908588
Author:
Mack, W C
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Author:
Mack, W. C.
Author:
Mack, Winnie
Subject:
Family - Siblings
Subject:
School & Education
Subject:
Children s-Reference Family and Genealogy
Edition Description:
Middle-Grade Fiction
Publication Date:
20130205
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 6
Language:
English
Illustrations:
bandw illustrations throughout
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
from 8 up to 12

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Product details 208 pages Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books - English 9781599908588 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In this series opener, Mack (After All, You're Callie Boone) introduces athletic seventh-grader Owen and his klutzy, academic-minded fraternal twin, Russell. The boys are content with their respective roles until the new school basketball coach, impressed by Russell's height, invites him to try out for the team. No one is more shocked than Russell when he makes the cut, along with Owen, but his victory precipitates a flurry of conflicts for both boys. Although Russell shows an uncanny talent for making three-pointers, his dribbling skills are sorely lacking, and basketball practice interferes with his responsibilities as leader of his academic competition group. Meanwhile, Owen resents the attention Russell gets as he crosses into sports territory ('Even though I knew it wouldn't be a big deal to anyone else, I hated that Russ suddenly had the cool shoes and the awesome jump shot'). Offering an honest and funny representation of sibling rivalry and peer pressure, this contemporary tale, told from the boys' alternating points of view, ought to find a large fan base. Ages 8 — 12. Agent: Sally Harding, the Cooke Agency." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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