Blind golfing, anyone?
Edward Bogard Bogie for short may be blind, but he can learn just about anything he sets his mind to: riding a bike, parasailing, playing guitar. Even though many things come easily to him, he stunned when he hits at a driving range and finds he has the swing of a pro. But blind golfing is a team sport, and Bogie needs a coach.
Enter Birdie, the kooky and mysterious girl next door. A bit of a loner, Birdie creates elaborate worlds in miniature in her basement, and has managed to make it to age twelve without learning to ride a bike.
Then someone anonymously enters Bogie in a golf tournament with a million dollar prize. If he can team up with Birdie to conquer the greens of Hawai’i, could she be the unlikely key to victory? "Gutman has another winner here...younger YAs and reluctant readers will enjoy this suspenseful and often funny tale."--KLIATT
"[A]n excellent picture of a loving father-son relationship. Highly recommended.--Children's Literature
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Dan Gutman is the author of many novels for children, including four other Million Dollar books: The Million Dollar Strike, The Million Dollar Goal, The Million Dollar Kick, The Million Dollar Shot; the Funny Boy books; and Virtually Perfect(winner of the Nevada Young Readers' Award a Virginia Young Readers' Award nominee). He lives with his family in New Jersey.
Visit his website,www.dangutman.com
Grade 6-8–A sweetly told story about the budding friendship between two young people and their understanding of one anothers differences. Bogie is a blind teenager with a lot of insight when it comes to taking chances, seeing the world, and eventually mastering the game of golf. Birdie has asthma and lacks the confidence even to ride a bike, until she finds her purpose: assisting Bogie with his game. When they consider the idea of entering a golf tournament, Bogies family secrets are divulged, helping to clear up some of the mysteries surrounding his mothers death and his fathers lack of interest in golf. This novels appeal is enhanced by humorous, lively dialogue; the innocence of the main characters; and the positive portrayal of their relationship and disabilities. An interesting read.–Hope Marie Cook, Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic
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