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Alex and the Wednesday chess club / written by Janet S. Wong ; illustrated by Stacey Schuett.

Wong, Janet S. (Author). Schuett, Stacey, (illustrator.).
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  • 4 of 4 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 4 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Greensburg-Decatur Co PL - Greensburg E WON (Text) 32826011208501 J Picture Book Available -
New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle JE WONG (Text) 39231030934273 Children's Fiction Collection Available -
Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library JE WON (Text) 39206019439700 J Picture Book - Play Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial E WONG (Text) 33946001659528 Easy - 1st Floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0689858906 :
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, [2004]

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Alex quits playing chess after losing a game to Uncle Hooya; but when other activities fail to satisfy him, he gives his favorite game another try by joining the chess club. Alex first learned to play chess when he was four years old. He loved it. He loved the pieces, the challenge, and the sweet taste that winning left in his mouth. He loved it until he played a chess game with moldy old Uncle Hooya...and lost. Then Alex decided to give up chess for good. Now in third grade Alex wants to give chess another try. He joins the chess club and discovers that chess is fun again. He plays his friends, he listens to the coach, and he practices at school, at home, and on the computer. Alex is a chess maniac! All of this practice is leading up to the big tournament, where Alex finds himself face-to-face with Little Cousin Hooya. Memories of his earlier defeat return, but now is his chance to finally beat a Hooya. Is Alex up to the challenge? Janet Wong's lyrical text, complemented by Stacey Schuett's bright illustrations, will inspire chess players of all ages to practice, practice, practice -- and to avoid moldy old Uncle Hooya!
Target Audience Note:
Subject: Chess > Fiction.
Winning and losing > Fiction.
Chess > Juvenile fiction.
Fear of failure > Juvenile fiction.
Chess > Tournaments > Juvenile fiction.

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