Toby Wheeler: Eighth-Grade Benchwarmer (Paperback)

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When Toby Wheeler has a chance to join the junior high basketball team, he's eager to prove he can keep up with his best friend, JJ. But practice doesn't go quite as Toby has planned, and when the coach announces the lineup, Toby's hopes of playing ball with JJ are history: he's an eighth-grade benchwarmer.

About the Author

Thatcher Heldring lives with his wife and son in Seattle, Washington, a good place for indoor sports. Visit him online at

Praise For…

“A truly great basketball story. Every hoops fan will love this book.”
—Phil Jackson, member of the NBA Hall of Fame and head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers

“Engaging . . . will appeal to readers who are looking for something one step beyond Matt Christopher books.”
—School Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9780440421832
ISBN-10: 0440421837
Publisher: Yearling Books
Publication Date: November 11th, 2008
Pages: 213
Language: English