The Million Dollar Kick

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Hyperion Books For Children, Oct 29, 2001 - Juvenile Fiction - 202 pages
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Whisper Nelson hates sports--all sports--with a passion! So when by a fluke she wins a chance to kick a goal past a professional soccer star for a million-dollar prize, she is torn. Should she try it and risk humiliation, or just forget the whole thing and save what dignity she has left? But the Million Dollar Kick might be Whisper's big chance not only to win a million dollars, but to regain confidence in herself.

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Review: The Million Dollar Kick (Million Dollar #2)

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The main characters are whisper, her sister, a few of the high school players, and reporters. Whisper got stuck will taking her sister to "Donut city" because she got straight A's on her report card ... Read full review

Review: The Million Dollar Kick (Million Dollar #2)

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A cute book. The main character reminded me of me at that age--snarky and not interested in anything the other girls are interested in. I liked it, and I actually wasn't sure how it would end. 4/5 on here, 8/10 for myself Read full review


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Children's author Dan Gutman was born in New York City on October 19, 1955. He grew up in Newark, New Jersey and graduated from Rutgers University with a degree in psychology in 1977. He started a video game magazine in 1982 called Video Games Player, which later became Computer Games. When the magazine went out of business in 1985, he decided to become a full-time writer. He wrote some non-fiction baseball books for adults, before changing his focus to non-fiction sports books for children. In 1994, he decided to switch to children's fiction. He is the author of the Baseball Card Adventures Series. He also presents a program which uses sports to get students excited about reading and writing to schools. He is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.