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Shakespeare Makes the Playoffs

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Shakespeare Makes the Playoffs
Written by Ron Koertge
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9780763644352
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Shakespeare Makes the Playoffs

author: Ron Koertge

Fourteen-year-old Kevin Boland has a passion for playing baseball, a knack for writing poetry — and a cute girlfriend named Mira who’s not much interested in either. But then, Kevin doesn’t exactly share Mira’s newfound fervor for all things green. So when Kevin signs up for open mike night at Bungalow Books and meets Amy, a girl who knows a sonnet from a sestina and can match his emails verse for verse, things start to get sticky. Should he stay with Mira? Or risk spoiling his friendship with Amy by asking her out? Ron Koertge, master of snappy dialogue and a deft poet, offers a fast-paced, sympathetic story that interweaves two narrative voices with humor and warmth.

Fielding his social life is a bigger challenge for Kevin than hitting a fastball in Ron Koertge’s funny, insightful sequel to Shakespeare Bats Cleanup.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
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isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763644358 /  9780763644352
on sale date:
03/2010
type/format:
Young Adult Novel / Hardback
age range:
12 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
176 / 5 1/2" x 8 1/4"
grade range:
Grade 7 and up
 
subjects:
Social Themes; Sports & Recreation; Stories In Verse (see Also Poetry); Novels In Verse; Social Themes; Sports & Recreation;
author’s comments:
Ron Koertge is the author of many acclaimed novels, including Deadville, Strays, Margaux with an X, Stoner and Spaz, The Arizona Kid, Where the Kissing Never Stops, The Brimstone Journals, and his first novel-in-verse about Kevin Boland, Shakespeare Bats Cleanup. A two-time winner of the PEN Award, Ron Koertge lives in South Pasadena, California.
 
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