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Stanford Wong Flunks Big-time

CRITICS HAVE SAID

There’s much here for boys to identify with, including Stanford’s need for parental approval and his single-minded pursuit of the sport he loves. His growth as a person as the summer unfolds is warmly satisfying.
Faith Brautigam, School Library Journal

Young readers will find themselves chortling over comedic scenes, delivered in Stanford’s genuine, age-appropriate voice, even as the well-drawn, authentic heartache about family, friends, and integrity reaches directly into their lives. Young sports fans, particularly boys, will appreciate a portrait of a wholly likable underachiever in the classroom who shines on the court.
Gillian Engberg, Booklist

Watch Stanford become a champ in more ways than basketball. Watch reluctant adolescent male readers gobble up Stanford’s story.
Kathleen Karr, Children

This follow-up novel about her friend is equally humorous and entertaining, but because it is centered upon a less exceptional preteen, it will be appreciated most by its natural audience of upper elementary and middle school readers.
Walter Hogan, VOYA

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