EZ and the Intangibles
Title: EZ and the Intangibles
Published by: Regal House Publishing
Release Date: November 1, 2018
EZ and the Intangibles, a novel for middle grade readers, captures the joy of sports and the resilience of a boy who’s determined to be a basketball player despite accumulating losses. His best shot is to specialize in those subtle moves and maneuvers that don’t show up in the standard stat sheet, those vaunted intangibles. But he’ll only succeed if somebody is there to notice.
“Bob Katz has worked magic with this story. He has entwined exciting basketball plays with engaging math and statistics, and mentions of classic literature draw intelligent life parallels and, at times, mystique.”
—TheChildrensBookReview.com, read the full article here
“Bob Katz writes for all to understand what makes us us.“
—BookRoomReviews.com, read the full article here
“The book provokes thought by deftly combining articulate, lucid prose with a grade schooler’s viewpoint that can help make pursuit of any sport more worthwhile. With EZ and the Intangibles, Bob Katz nails a three-pointer. Swish. Nothing but net.”
“Bob Katz’s charming coming-of-age story is a convincing demonstration that winning isn’t everything.”
—Larry Gonick, Cartoon History of Universe, Cartoon History of the Modern World
"EZ and The Intangibles is a great book for children as they experience success, setbacks, self reflection, and finding their niche in life. And for parents, it serves as a reminder of the importance of the preadolescent years and why the problems in vicariously living through their children."
—Ed Hightower, award-winning Superintendent of Schools and award-winning college basketball referee (4 NCAA Championship games, 12 Final Fours)