Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

The Million Dollar Strike by Dan Gutman

The Million Dollar Strike

by Dan Gutman

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations
146481,994 (4.1)None



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

Showing 4 of 4
The Parkfield City Council had decided that Bowl-a-Rama is to be torn down. The owner, Gazebo Zamboni, hasn't done much to keep it up and it has become an eyesore. But in the eyes of Ouchie and Squishy it is the best place to be. They are two boys who love bowling, even if it isn't the coolest sport around.

To save Bowl-a-Rama, the boys come up with a plan to renovate it and make it the must up-to-date place to be. When Gazebo Zamboni reveals that money is no object and the boys can have free rein they go crazy and make their plans come true.

There is a little glitch in that Gazebo Zamboni is a bit crazy and believes that the world will come to an end New Years Eve. He was told by the ghost that haunts the place.

It is a wild ride as the boys renovate the place. Throw into that the mysterious Pinhead the Clown who seems to be planning his own end of the world scenario, Squishy's overactive imagination that life is really a horror movie, and some of the other characters and it is quite a lively book.

It may be a book for kids, but adults can enjoy it too! ( )
  ChazziFrazz | Oct 19, 2017 |
It is about a boy name Ryan (Ouchie) and his friend, they are trying to save the Bowl-a-Rama from closing down because it was old and an eye sore. ( )
  trile | Sep 24, 2009 |
Great book. It's kind of werid, but I don't want to give it away. ( )
  read-a-lots | Sep 16, 2009 |
characters: Ouchie, Squishie, Squishie's Mom & Dad, Ouchie's Mom & Dad, Mr. Z, Pinhead, Mayor Little.Gottfried Schmidt's ghost, Leslie King, Mrs. Felice, Richie, Lindsay, Jessica, Chief Strat, Cliff Dweller, Herb Dunn. ( )
  cubs | Jul 19, 2008 |
Showing 4 of 4
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
First words
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English


Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0786837519, Paperback)

Ouchie and Squishy love bowling, even if it isn't the coolest sport. And their favorite place to bowl is Bowl-A-Rama. Squishy especially likes it because it's the perfect setting for a gory horror movie. Then again, he tends to imagine zombies and killer clowns around every corner. When the city council wants to condemn the decrepit bowling alley, Ouchie and Squishy are devastated. Then the boys meet Gazebo Zamboni, the rich, reclusive, totally nutty owner of Bowl-A-Rama. Despite Mr. Z's insistence that the world is ending soon-a ghost told him so-Ouchie and Squishy manage to convince Mr. Z to keep Bowl-A-Rama open. He allows the boys to restore the old alley, and even sponsors a million dollar strike contest to bring in customers. Just when things start looking up, the most nightmarish scenarios of Squishy's overactive imagination come to life. Someone-or something-wants Bowl-A-Rama's doors to close. Forever.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:24:07 -0400)

(see all 2 descriptions)

Best friends Ouchie and Squishy, who love bowling and horror movies respectively, meet the eccentric owner of a local bowling alley and try to help him save Bowl-A-Rama from the wrecking ball and a destructive psychotic lunatic.

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
9 avail.
3 wanted

Popular covers


Average: (4.1)
2.5 1
3 4
3.5 2
4 7
4.5 2
5 8

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 119,594,938 books! | Top bar: Always visible