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Wertheim, L. Jon.
THE ROOKIE BOOKIE
Boston :  Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2014
IL 3-6, RL 4.8
ISBN 0316249815

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Mitch Sloan, a seventh-grader, has just moved to Indiana. Mitch loves sports but hes not athletic like his brother who plays on the high school football team. He meets Jamie, a girl who enjoys sports as much as he does. Mitch convinces Jamie to help him run a football betting ring at school. They get caught and are suspended. Mitch loses his only friend. As part of his punishment, he has to help the janitor clean the locker room where he meets the coach who is in jeopardy of losing his job unless the team wins the last game. Can Mitch help the team win? (Prepared by: Tambra Pingle, Bridge Creek Elementary School, tpingle@richland2.org, South Carolina Book Awards, 2017)

SUBJECTS:      Family life -- Indiana -- Fiction. 

Football -- Fiction. 

Gambling -- Fiction. 

Indiana -- Fiction. 

Middle schools -- Fiction. 

Moving, Household -- Fiction. 

Schools -- Fiction.



 
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