Bingo Brown is a 10-year-old philosopher, a young man ready for the first big step into adulthood — if only someone would tell him what to do. When his favorite teacher, Mr. Markham, is involved in motorcycle accident, Bingo becomes aware of the complexities of life. "Witty, offbeat, yet beautifully real..... Byars does a superb job of presenting a boy just on the edge of maturity. Witty, offbeat, yet beautifully real, Bingo's story scores". — ALA Booklist. A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year.