The Rookie Bookie

Narrated by: Bryan Kennedy
Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
Categories: Kids, Ages 8-10
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Publisher's Summary

Using the tips, truths, and stats they explore in their New York Times best-seller Scorecasting, two dads pack super sports savvy and important math and financial concepts into a fun and heartwarming first novel for kids.

New kid Mitch Sloan wants to fit in, but his nerdy love of statistics and making money isn't winning him any friends in his sports-loving town - until he finds the perfect way to attain instant popularity. But running a football betting ring at school eventually turns sour, and Mitch loses the only real friend he's made. He'll have to win her back by using his brainpower for good and helping the school football team achieve victory - if they'll listen to the advice of a former bookie!

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.
©2014 L. Jon Wertheim (P)2014 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"Sports buffs eager to win their next barroom argument will be lining up for this book." ( Booklist)
"(Sports + numbers) x great writing = winning formula. A must read for all couch analysts." (Richard Thaler, best-selling author of Nudge, and Professor of Behavioral Science and Economics, University of Chicago)

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