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Big Slick

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Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Love & Romance,
  • Social Issues - Adolescence,
  • Sports & Recreation - Games - General,
  • Juvenile Fiction / Social Situations / Peer Pressure,
  • Social Issues - Values,
  • Children"s Books - Young Adult Fiction,
  • Gambling,
  • Honesty,
  • Juvenile Fiction,
  • Poker,
  • Children: Young Adult (Gr. 7-9)

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages240
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL10751393M
ISBN 100374307997
ISBN 109780374307998
OCLC/WorldCa71810122

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