Carl Deuker (Author)
April 07, 2020
5.6 X 8.3 X 1.4 inches | 1.05 pounds
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About the Author
Carl Deuker is a celebrated author of "top-flight sports writing matched to uncommonly perceptive coming-of-age stories" (Kirkus Reviews). His popular titles include Gym Candy, Payback Time, Runner, and High Heat. He was a teacher for many years in the Seattle area, where he now lives with his wife.
★ "With short, fast-paced chapters, Deuker's realistic novel pits poverty, friendship, teamwork, self-reliance, and supportive adults against wealth, privilege, overambition, and overbearing helicopter parents. Even readers who don't like baseball will be riveted to this human-interest, underdog story."--Booklist, STARRED review "Deuker (Gutless, 2016, etc.) weaves an interesting plot dealing with socio-economic inequality and drug use into a cast of varied characters.... An entertaining visit to the ballpark." --Kirkus "Acclaimed sportswriter Deuker deftly weaves baseball action into a solid coming-of-age tale, as Laz navigates the class divide when the well-off Thurmans take him in when he switches schools." --School Library Journal "[R]eaders will be plenty worried about Laz's future.... cheer[ing] for Laz's next longshot chance." --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books