The million dollar strike

by Gutman, Dan.

Format: Print Book 2005
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
Available (3)
Location Collection Call #
Dormont Public Library Juvenile Fiction J GUTM
Location  Dormont Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
Call Number  J GUTM
Northland Public Library Children's Paperbacks P/J GUT
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Paperbacks
Call Number  P/J GUT
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Sports j SPORTS GUT
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Sports
Call Number  j SPORTS GUT
The author of The Million Dollar Goal turns his attention to another sport--bowling--in this story about two boys who rally to save their town's decrepit bowling alley.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 4-7. In this funny send-up of the horror genre, best friends Ouchie and Squishy work to save their hometown's ancient bowling alley, the Bowl-a-Rama. Owned by the eccentric and wealthy Gazebo Zamboni, the Bowl-a-Rama has been condemned by the city council. Narrator Ouchie and the perennially terrified Squishy become friends with Zamboni, despite his weirdness, and work with him to save the bowling alley from destruction, even though it soon becomes clear that someone wants Gazebo Zamboni out of the bowling game. Squishy's encyclopedic knowledge of the horror genre makes him fearful of every plot turn--he constantly wonders, for instance, whether he or Ouchie is the main character of their story, since the main character always lives and the best friend always gets the ax. Young bowlers will enjoy the behind-the-pins descriptions of life at a bowling alley and relish a story in which only the bowling alley is at real risk of death. --John Green Copyright 2004 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Bowling -- Juvenile fiction.
Best friends -- Juvenile fiction.
Eccentrics and eccentricities -- Juvenile fiction.
Bowling -- Fiction.
Best friends -- Fiction.
Eccentrics and eccentricities -- Fiction.
Humorous stories.
Horror stories.
Mystery and detective stories.
Humorous fiction.
Horror fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Publisher New York :Hyperion Paperbacks for Children,2005
Edition 1st Hyperion paperback ed.
Language English
Description 176 pages ; 20 cm
ISBN 9780786837519 (pbk.)
0786837519 (pbk.)
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