Synopses & Reviews
Tiki and Ronde have grown a lot during the spring and summer. At the start of ninth grade, theyand#8217;re not only wiser and more mature, but theyand#8217;re also taller and strongerand#8212;with bigger muscles and bigger hands to grab and hold the ball. Factor in the return of their beloved Coach Wheeler, and the boys couldnand#8217;t be more ready for football season. But when Tiki wins a school-wide essay contest and gives an inspirational speech in front of the whole school, he becomes sought after for guidance and advice. The school paper even wants him to do a Dear Tiki column! However, Tiki would prefer make his mark on the fieldand#8212;and with the Eagles starting 4-0 and a perfect season in sight, heand#8217;ll have to put a lid on his advice column and concentrate on football.
About the Author
is a record-holding retired running back for the New York Giants and a three time Pro Bowl selection. He lives in New York state. Ronde Barber
is one of the top cornerbacks in the NFL and wears number 20 for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Ronde is a Super Bowl winner, a five time Pro Bowl selection, and the first cornerback in the history of the league to have at least 20 sacks and 20 interceptions in a career.
He lives in Florida with his wife, Claudia, and their daughters.
Paul Mantell is the author of many books for children, including books in the Matt Christopher series.