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Randy is a chubby ninth grader with a Cub Scout hair cut who guesses M&M colors with his eyes closed and makes up words. Hes also a chess whiz who has defeated his older brother Zeke in nine of their last ten matches. Zeke is a high school senior, a soccer champ, and a chess natural who can beat just about anyone if he decides to really concentrate. So why is his loser little brother the better athlete, the better chess player, and the first to have a girlfriend?

The competition heightens when both Randy and Zeke qualify for the Northeast Regional of the Pennsylvania High School Chess Championships (Randy is seeded, Zeke is not)—and play their way right into a brother-tobrother final round. Told in alternating points of view between brothers, Rich Wallace’s new novel brings to life one of America’s favorite pastimes in a suspenseful story about competition and family loyalty.

Rich Wallace is the author of several books for young adults, including One Good Punch, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults; and Wrestling Sturbridge, an ALA Quick Pick. He lives in Pennsylvania.

Synopsis:

Frustrated with his younger, more geeky brother being the better athlete, better chess player, and the first one of the two to get a girlfriend, Zeke is determined to set the record straight when they come head-to-head in the final round of the regional chess competition.

Synopsis:

Brothers Zeke and Randy participate in an important chess tournament, playing against each other while also trying to deal with their father's intensely competetive tendencies.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375891632
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : General
Author:
Rich, Wallace
Author:
Wallace, Rich
Subject:
Chess
Subject:
Fathers and sons
Subject:
General
Subject:
Brothers
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Children s-Sports Fiction-Games
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-General
Subject:
Children s-Reference Family and Genealogy
Subject:
Family - Siblings
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20090210
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Grade Level:
7-7
Language:
English
Pages:
112
Age Level:
12-12

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Children's » Reference » Family and Genealogy
Children's » Sports and Outdoors » Sports Fiction » Games

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Product details 112 pages Random House Children's Books - English 9780375891632 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Frustrated with his younger, more geeky brother being the better athlete, better chess player, and the first one of the two to get a girlfriend, Zeke is determined to set the record straight when they come head-to-head in the final round of the regional chess competition.
"Synopsis" by , Brothers Zeke and Randy participate in an important chess tournament, playing against each other while also trying to deal with their father's intensely competetive tendencies.
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