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King of the Bench

Control Freak

Steve Moore, Steve Moore (Illustrator)

Hardcover

List Price: 13.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (9/11/2017)
Compact Disc (9/12/2017)
MP3 CD (9/12/2017)
Compact Disc (9/12/2017)

Description

In the second book of this new, highly illustrated middle grade series by the nationally syndicated cartoonist of “In the Bleachers,” Steve reprises his role as perpetual bench-warmer. Perfect for fans of Timmy Failure and Diary of a Wimpy Kid, King of the Bench is an ode to teammates, underdogs, and bench-warmers everywhere.

Steve is King of the Bench. No brag. That’s just a fact. And this season, Steve and his friends are ready to sit on the sidelines of the Spiro T. Agnew Middle school football field. But then they stumble upon an old-school video game controller, and they become convinced it can control sports plays. With it, Steve might become King of Football too!

Oh, and if you’re wondering why Steve would write a book and tell complete strangers about a mysterious magic device that pretty much controlled his first season on the football team, too bad! It’s a strict rule when writing a book that you have to build suspense first.



Praise For King of the Bench: Control Freak

“Along with lots of football action, Moore adds Wimpy Kid–style cartoon figures delivering punchlines and snarky side comments. Middle-graders who like stories that go for the yuks will, as Steve puts it, “beat cheeks” for this sequel.”
Booklist

HarperCollins, 9780062203328, 224pp.

Publication Date: September 12, 2017



About the Author

Steve Moore is the creator of the syndicated comic In the Bleachers and a producer of animated feature films, including Open Season. He lives in Idaho with his three children, a dog, a parrot, and a snake named Tina Fey.



Steve Moore is the creator of the syndicated comic In the Bleachers and a producer of animated feature films, including Open Season. He lives in Idaho with his three children, a dog, a parrot, and a snake named Tina Fey.