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The Rookie Bookie



by
L. Jon Wertheim ,Tobias J. Moskowitz

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Hachette Book Group
Imprint
Little, Brown
ISBN
9780316249812

Awards and Honors
2015 Mathical Honor Book
POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Crime: General
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No one ever listens to Mitch Sloan and his "annoying" money talk. But when he and a classmate set up a football betting ring, people finally start paying attention.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Crime: General

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

272

Dewey

F

AR

4.6: points 7

Lexile

680L

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

12

JLG Release

Jan 2015

Book Genres


Topics

Football. Gambling. Middle schools. Schools. Moving households. Family life. Indiana.

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, Booklist, The Horn Book Guide, Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal

School Library Journal

After being bullied at his middle school, Mitch is looking forward to a fresh start when his family moves to a different state. He and his first friend, Jamie, start a football betting ring, hoping to make new friends, and maybe a few bucks. Jamie has a hunch that gambling may be against school rules, but they forge ahead anyway. When they find out the hard way that Jamie was right, their friendship is tested, as is Mitch’s newfound sense of confidence. That is, until he finds a new, productive use for his sports smarts. This is a cleverly written story, with an astute take on what makes middleschoolers tick. Strong supporting characters, and a good balance of tension and humor keep the pages turning. While there is a lot of academic content woven into the story—financial literacy, statistics, logic, even a little Shakespeare—it is not heavy-handed. It’s all explained in a simple, engaging way, sure to appeal to readers not totally smitten with sports or math. Wertheim, an editor for Sports Illustrated, and Moskowitz, a professor of finance, have combined their fields of expertise, resulting in a thoughtful and highly entertaining read.—Jenna Lanterman, formerly at The Calhoun School and Mary McDowell Friends School, New York City

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School Library Journal

After being bullied at his middle school, Mitch is looking forward to a fresh start when his family moves to a different state. He and his first friend, Jamie, start a football betting ring, hoping to make new friends, and maybe a few bucks. Jamie has a hunch that gambling may be against school rules, but they forge ahead anyway. When they find out the hard way that Jamie was right, their friendship is tested, as is Mitch’s newfound sense of confidence. That is, until he finds a new, productive use for his sports smarts. This is a cleverly written story, with an astute take on what makes middleschoolers tick. Strong supporting characters, and a good balance of tension and humor keep the pages turning. While there is a lot of academic content woven into the story—financial literacy, statistics, logic, even a little Shakespeare—it is not heavy-handed. It’s all explained in a simple, engaging way, sure to appeal to readers not totally smitten with sports or math. Wertheim, an editor for Sports Illustrated, and Moskowitz, a professor of finance, have combined their fields of expertise, resulting in a thoughtful and highly entertaining read.—Jenna Lanterman, formerly at The Calhoun School and Mary McDowell Friends School, New York City

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