Publication Date: 1973
Reading Level: Lexile Measure 560L, Scholastic Guided Reading Level R
Interest Level: Grades 3-5
Major Awards: Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite Book
Number of Pages: 115 pages
Word Count: 39,040 words
Audible Book Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
Book Themes: friendship, cheating
Genre: historical fiction novel for young adults
Setting: Gratton, a rural town in New York not far from New York City - The town is close enough for a day trip into the city when the boys went to the Mets game.
I’ll bet you fifty dollars you can’t eat fifteen worms. I really will.
First Line: Hey, Tom! Where were you last Night?
Point of View: third-person omniscient perspective