As New. 0786803347. Marfree softcover stated 1st; no names, not marked-in, underscored, clearance or discard. Mails from NYC usually within 12 hours.; 8.3 x 5.5 x 0.4 inches; 120 pages; \nFrom School Library Journal Grade 4-6. Another page-turner from the author of The Kid Who Ran for President (Scholastic, 1996). Eddie Ball, 11, lives with his mother in a cramped trailer in rural Louisiana. Although he dreams of moving to a "regular house, " Mrs. Ball's salary at the Finkle Foods Factory is low, and her bills are many. Eddie's best friend is his African-American next-door neighbor and classmate, the poetry-loving, basketball-playing Annie Stokely, who lives with her father. When both adults are laid off from the factory, Eddie enters one of Annie's poems in a poetry contest sponsored by Finkle Foods; the winner gets a chance to sink a foul shot during halftime at the first game of the NBA finals for a million-dollar prize. Early in the book, Eddie wins the poetry contest? But can he make the basket? Shooting lessons from Mr. Stokely improve Eddie's free-throw success rate, but someone seems to be sabotaging the practice sessions. Things become more complicated when Mr. Finkle visits Eddie, admits that his company is having financial troubles, and offers him a bribe to throw an air ball. Gutman expertly builds up suspense to the moment of the shot, milking the throw itself for several delightfully agonizing pages. The story, with occasional basketball tips well woven into the narrative, will appeal to both sports readers and general audiences. Gutman's subtle humor, exciting sports action, and excruciating suspense make this title an outstanding choice for reluctant readers. ? Denise E. Agosto, Midland County Public Library, TX Copyright 1997 Reed. \nNo less enjoyable for being predictable, May 31, 2000 \nBy Nancy R. Woodington (Connecticut)-\n"The Million Dollar Shot, " about a boy who can win $1, 000, 000 for sinking one free throw, offers somewhat greater complexity than many...
Buehner, Mark. New in new dust jacket. Signed by author. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 128 p. Audience: Children/juvenile. Gift Quality. Brand New. Fast Arrival. Packaged, shipped and protected in bubble wrap. Free Tracking. Signed and inscribed by Dan Gutman. Great price for a signed/inscribed copy. Excellent condition. Highly collectible.
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