Konigsburg, E. L.
1st ed. - New York, N.Y. : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c1996.
"A Jean Karl book."
Four students, with their own individual stories, develop a special bond and attract the attention of their teacher, a paraplegic, who chooses them to represent their sixth-grade class in the Academic Bowl competition.
Winner of John Newbery Medal 1997.
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