Synopses & Reviews
Big Heart + Big Brain = Funny, Feel Good Fiction
Wilas sidearm throw can land a paper on your porch from twenty yards out. But he doesnat know if heall be able to put his unusual talent to use because the big newspaper company has canceled delivery to Wilas small town.
Well, that was the paperas first mistake. Underestimating Wil was the second. With physics, his clueless brother, and a neighbor girl on his side, Wil fights to save his route. Along the way he just might unravel a carnival mystery, expose a con artist, rescue his little town, and become a big hero. Sue Corbettas hilarious dialogue, nonstop action, and one-of-a-kind family story herald a rising star of middle-grade fiction.
-Corbett+s graceful dialogue, lovingly drawn characters and clever plot form a timely and refreshing tale.+ -Publishers Weekly
Wil David canÕt wait to take over his brotherÕs paper route. For years it has been tradition in his family to hand over the route to the next boy in line on his twelfth birthdayÑand Wil is just about to turn twelve and get his chance to put his sidearm throw into action. But when the newspaper company cancels delivery to WilÕs small town, itÕs up to him to fight to save the route. Along the way, he unravels a carnival mystery, exposes a con artist, rescues his little town, and becomes a true hero.
Wil's sidearm throw can land a paper on a porch from 20 yards out. But he doesn't know if he'll be able to put his unusual talent to use because the big newspaper company has canceled delivery to Wil's small town.
About the Author
Sue Corbett is the daughter of Irish immigrants and grew up in a Long Island neighborhood very similar to the one depicted in 12 Again. Ms. Corbett has worked as a journalist for fifteen years in Missouri, South Carolina, Florida and, now, Virginia, where she lives with her husband and their three young children. As anyone who knows her will tell you, she really is half-Looney. However, she has only been twelve once. (So far.)