"I have a problem. A really, really, big problem. I want to try out for the peewee hockey team, but so does Max . . ."
Bullies are a problem in school, and Max Sellars is the worst one yet. In addition to hassling Freddy, Max also challenges him for the open spot on the peewee hockey team. Freddy's close friend Jessie is a star hockey player, and she secretly teaches him some rules and tricks. In a warm and funny ending, Max and Freddy make peace with one another, and--in a surprising twist--end up becoming teammates.
Abby Klein was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, and has been a kindergarten and first-grade teacher for more than twenty-five years. She and her husband, two children, and twodogs live in Williston, Vermont.
John McKinley has been drawing all his life. He is the celebrated illustrator of the Ready, Freddy! chapter-book series, which has more than 13 million books in print. He and his family live on the Monterey Bay of California's Central Coast.