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By W C Mack   

Scholastic Canada Ltd | ISBN 9781443128285 Paperback
176 Pages | 5.02" x 7.75" | Ages 9 to 12

Can these twin brothers find a way to get along with the new twins in town?

Thanks to solid teamwork from fraternal twins Russ and Owen Evans, the Pioneers basketball team is tearing up the competition. But a pair of transfer students ("real" twins Mitch and Marcus Matthews) are about to give the Evans boys a run for their money. Smart, athletic, and identical, the Matthews are a basketball powerhouse, wowing the crowds while Russ and Owen are forced to fight for court time.

When Marcus suffers a sidelining injury and Mitch falters during a big game without him, a sympathetic Russ decides to take a chance. After all, his Masters of the Mind team needs a new member for Regionals, and trying something new may help Marcus find his own identity. And when the Pioneers prepare to battle their biggest rival, Owen knows the guys need all the help they can get, including Mitch. But does he have enough time to turn half a double threat into a complete competitor?

Raves & reviews:

Praise for Athlete vs. Mathlete:

"Offering an honest and funny representation of sibling rivalry and peer pressure, this contemporary tale, told from the boys' alternating points of view, ought to find a large fan base." —Publishers Weekly

"There's wit as well as painful reflection in the novel, which shows both boys developing unrecognized talents behind their cool jock and proud nerd facades." —Booklist

"[A] fun, fast-paced novel . . . Despite some serious moments, the story is entertaining and appealing, providing some good points for discussion." —Resource Links