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Bringing Down the Mouse

Bringing Down the Mouse

For Ages: 8 - 12
Charlie Lewis goes on a roller coaster ride of risk, math, and gaming in this middle grade novel that parallels the New York Times bestselling Bringing Down the House, which inspired the movie 21 with Kevin Spacey.

Charlie Lewis is a nerd. All he’s ever been good at is math—and he’s really good at math. So good that he’s recruited by a group of kids determined to game the system at the biggest theme park in the world—and win the grand prize. Soon Charlie is caught up in the excitement and thrill of using his math skills for awesomeness…but what’s at stake may be more than he’s willing to risk. How far will Charlie go for a chance at the ultimate reward?
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  • Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | 
  • 336 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781442496262 | 
  • June 2014 | 
  • Grades 3 - 7
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IT WAS TEN MINUTES past four in the afternoon, and Charlie Lewis was running for his life.

His sneakers skidded against pavement as he barreled down the oversize sidewalk. It wound, like a flickering serpent’s tail, between brightly colored storefronts, stone and marble fountains, and manicured hedges. Trickles of sweat streamed down his back. The thick straps of his heavy backpack dug into the skin of his... see more

About the Author

Ben Mezrich
Eric Levin

Ben Mezrich

Ben Mezrich graduated magna cum laude from Harvard in 1991. Since then he has published twelve books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Accidental Billionaires, which was adapted into the Academy Award–winning film The Social Network, and Bringing Down the House, which has sold more than 1.5 million copies in twelve languages and became the basis for the Kevin Spacey movie 21. He has also published the national bestsellers Ugly Americans, Rigged, and Busting Vegas, and Bringing Down the Mouse, a book for young readers. He lives in Boston.

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