Golden Arm

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Product Details

Price
$18.99  $17.66
Publisher
Clarion Books
Publish Date
Pages
368
Dimensions
5.6 X 8.3 X 1.4 inches | 1.05 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780358012429

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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.

Reviews

★ "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 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 Reviews

"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

"Readers will be plenty worried about Laz's future....cheer[ing] for Laz's next longshot chance." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books