Airball

My Life in Briefs

L. D. Harkrader

Square Fish

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Kirby Nickel loves basketball. The only problem is he can’t play basketball. But when an opportunity to meet NBA star Brett McGrew comes up, Kirby knows he has to take a chance and try out for the basketball team. Getting on the team turns out to be easy—the rest of the boys are as supremely untalented as Kirby—but winning in order to be eligible to meet McGrew is a whole different problem. Different and embarrassing. The coach’s radical new plan for success involves the boys playing in their underwear. But if this crazy idea works, Kirby will get to meet his hero—who he secretly also hopes is his long-lost father.

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"Harkrader offers an amusing, wholly affectionate portrayal of a small-town community's devotion to basketball and of a klutzy kid's success on the court in spite of himself. An entertaining first novel." -- Booklist

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L. D. Harkrader

L.D. Harkrader never played underwear basketball, but did have a recurring nightmare about walking into the school cafeteria wearing nothing but pajamas. "I'm sure the dream meant I was afraid people would see who I really was," says L.D. "In telling Kirby's story, I hope I show readers they shouldn't be afraid to let people see who they are. Who they are is okay." L.D. lives in a small town in Kansas and, like Kirby, is a rabid Jayhawks basketball fan.

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Airball
My Life in Briefs
L. D. Harkrader

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Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Square Fish
March 2008
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312373825
ISBN10: 0312373821
Middle-Grade Fiction
5 3/16 x 7 5/8 inches, 208 pages
Age Range: 8 to 12
Grade Range: 3 to 7 Information for Librarians

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Lexile: 700LL
AR Quiz Number: 102137
AR Points: 6

$6.99

Hardcover

Hardcover
Roaring Brook Press
September 2005
Hardcover
ISBN: 9781596430600
ISBN10: 1596430605
Middle-Grade Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 208 pages
Age Range: 8 to 12
Grade Range: 3 to 7 Information for Librarians

Information for Librarians


Lexile: 700L
AR Quiz Number: 102137
AR Points: 6

$16.95
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