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L. Jon Wertheim

The Rookie Bookie

L. Jon Wertheim The Rookie Bookie
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Biographical note:

Jon Wertheim is an executive editor for Sports Illustrated, a regular contributor to CNN and NPR, and the author of several books, including Scorecasting: The Hidden Influences Behind How Sports Are Played and Games Are Won, which he co-authored with Tobias Moskowitz.


Tobias Moskowitz is a financial economist and a professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He was the winner of the 2007 American Finance Association Fischer Black Prize, awarded to a leading finance scholar under the age of forty.

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Using the tips, truths, and stats they explore in their New York Times bestseller Scorecasting, two dads pack super sports savvy and important math and financial concepts into a fun and heartwarming first novel for kids.


New kid Mitch Sloan wants to fit in, but his nerdy love of statistics and making money isn't winning him any friends in his sports-loving town--until he finds the perfect way to attain instant popularity. But running a football betting ring at school eventually turns sour, and Mitch loses the only real friend he's made. He'll have to win her back by using his brainpower for good and helping the school football team achieve victory--if they'll listen to the advice of a former bookie!

Review quote:

"A relatable protagonist...and a fun venue for readers to learn a bit about business, football, and math.... This story hits its mark and should intrigue readers with information about how number-crunching can make an impact on the gridiron."—Publishers Weekly

Review quote:

"Wertheim and Moskowitz cleverly introduce elements of probability, economics and business.... The sports fan's alternative to The Lemonade War."—Kirkus Reviews


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