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Mason Dixon : basketball disasters

by Mills, Claudia.

Format: Print Book 2012
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
Available (4)
Location Collection Call #
Carnegie Library of McKeesport Children Fiction J MIL
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport
Collection  Children Fiction
Call Number  J MIL
Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Children Fiction J MILLS
Location  Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison
Collection  Children Fiction
Call Number  J MILLS
Northland Public Library Children's Fiction J FIC MILLS
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Fiction
Call Number  J FIC MILLS
South Park Library Juvenile jF MIL
Location  South Park Library
Collection  Juvenile
Call Number  jF MIL
Here's the third entry in Claudia Mills' charming middle-grade series. Mason Dixon survived the school choir. He survived adopting his now-beloved dog named, uh, Dog. But now he faces his biggest challenge yet: joining the local basketball team. Not by choice, of course. Not only do his parents encourage it, but his dad even volunteers to be his coach. Now, with his best pal Brody and a team of misfits even worse at basketball than him (if that's possible), Mason must try to rally to beat his arch-rival, the school bully Dunk. Just another day-in-the-life of a disaster-prone fourth grader.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Fourth-grader Mason Dixon (yes, he's heard about the Mason-Dixon Line) has a three-legged dog named Dog, a best friend, Brody, with whom he shares said Dog, and an aversion to trying anything new. Brody, on the other hand, loves trying out new things, and joining the basketball team and getting Mason to join with him is right up his alley. Predictably but amusingly, things go from bad to worse once Mason becomes a member of the Fighting Bulldogs. The team is a bunch of losers (like 43-8 losers), and what's worse, his father is the coach. Then there's the next-door neighbor, the dog-hating Mrs. Taylor, who's making life tough. And don't forget his nemesis, Dunk, who has no problem pointing out all of Mason's weaknesses. Mills has the fourth-grade world (boy version) down nicely as she moves Mason from problems to realizations. The messages, though, are fairly well tucked-in, so kids can just enjoy the read.--Cooper, Ilene Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Mills, Claudia. Mason Dixon ; #3.
Subjects Basketball stories.
Sportsmanship -- Juvenile fiction.
Neighbors -- Juvenile fiction.
Dogs -- Juvenile fiction.
Schools -- Juvenile fiction.
Basketball -- Fiction.
Sportsmanship -- Fiction.
Neighbors -- Fiction.
Dogs -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Alfred A. Knopf Books,2012
Edition 1st ed.
Other Titles Basketball disasters
Contributors Francis, Guy.
Language English
Notes "A Borzoi book."--T.p. verso.
Description 167 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
ISBN 9780375868757 (hard cover)
0375868755 (hard cover)
9780375968754 (library binding)
037596875X (library binding)
9780375872761 (trade pbk.)
0375872760 (trade pbk.)
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