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Soccer Halfback by Matt Christopher

Title Soccer Halfback
Author Matt Christopher
Publisher Hachette UK
Release 2009-12-19
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 182
ISBN 0316095877
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Jabber Morris has his heart set on playing soccer, but his family is pressuring him to play football. Tension at home builds when Jabber's brother suspects him of stealing. Now he has to tell his uncle that he's decided to play soccer - and convince his brother that he's not a thief. One of the all-time best-selling titles from Matt Christopher!

The Game of Their Lives by Geoffrey Douglas

Title The Game of Their Lives
Author Geoffrey Douglas
Publisher Henry Holt and Company
Release 2014-09-09
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 146
ISBN 1466880813
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In the late spring of 1950, eleven young immigrants' sons, most of them strangers to each other, came together for the love and fun of a game of soccer. They came from Missouri, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and New York, from jobs in canneries, brickyards, post offices, classrooms, and bars, to play for their country in the 1950 World Cup, resulting in what has since been called, by scores of sources for more than forty years, the greatest upset victory in the history of American sports. But no one in America at the time paid attention. Their only public honor--roughly twenty minutes' worth--was from a throng of strangers in a Brazilian mining town. Geoffrey Douglas's The Game of Their Lives is the story of the lives of these men: their jobs, wives, sweethearts, neighborhoods, the innocence of their era, the anonymity in which they worked and played. It is the story of heroism, stoicism, and simple unsung grace. Of a time before television, endorsement contracts, movie rights for serial killers, and seven-figure idols who denigrate us all. And ultimately--though it is not a sports story--it is the story of a game, played brilliantly. A single game of soccer, the greater game of life.

Title Great Moments in American Auto Racing
Author Matt Christopher
Publisher Hachette UK
Release 2011-05-10
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 144
ISBN 0316175102
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The history of auto racing is chock-full of famous moments, with big-name drivers like Mario Andretti and Jeff Gordon. The histories of the Indy 500 and Daytona 500 races are rich with legendary drivers, family dynasties, rivalries, and tragedies. Fans of this sport are truly loyal and fanatical, and readers will eat up all the descriptions of nail-biting moments of tension. Packed with facts and action, this is a book young NASCAR fans will reach for again and again -- and because it comes from Matt Christopher, young readers know they're getting the best sports writing on the shelf.

Nothin But Net by Matt Christopher

Title Nothin But Net
Author Matt Christopher
Publisher Hachette UK
Release 2009-12-19
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 144
ISBN 031609403X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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When thirteen-year-old Tim Daniels gets a chance to go to basketball camp, he is faced with trying to be accepted by the popular players and remaining true to his friend who has become the butt of practical jokes.

On the Track with Jeff Gordon by Matt Christopher

Title On the Track with Jeff Gordon
Author Matt Christopher
Publisher Hachette UK
Release 2009-12-19
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 128
ISBN 031609417X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Matt Christopher delves into the life of Jeff Gordon, the racing sensation, and recreates his memorable moments with exciting turn-by-turn action. This fast-paced biography includes photos, Gordon's stats, and a list of his NASCAR career highlights.

Tough to Tackle by Matt Christopher

Title Tough to Tackle
Author Matt Christopher
Publisher Norwood House Press
Release 2010-01-01
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 128
ISBN 1599533596
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Disappointed at first by not being large enough to make quarterback, Boots discovers that there is as much challenge in playing tackle.

The Basket Counts by Matt Christopher

Title The Basket Counts
Author Matt Christopher
Publisher Hachette UK
Release 2009-12-19
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 125
ISBN 0316095907
Language English, Spanish, and French
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On-court hostility threatens Mel's place on the team Mel Jensen is new to the Titans basketball team, but he knows he could be a vital part of the starting lineup-if only two other players would give him a chance to show his stuff. But Caskie and Stoney seem bent on ignoring him, and Mel knows it's because he's black. Should Mel fight fire with fire, or should he try to get along, if only for the sake of the team?

Title Great Moments in Basketball History
Author Matt Christopher
Publisher Hachette UK
Release 2009-10-01
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 144
ISBN 0316082481
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The history of basketball is chock-full of famous buzzer-beating shots, amazing game-saving plays, and thrilling maneuvers that defy gravity. All fans have their favorite memory, just as they have their favorite team and their favorite player. Now here's a book that offers a look back at more than fifteen of the sport's best moments. The Block, The Steal, The Shot. Chamberlain, Abdul-Jabbar, Bird, Jordan, and James. Each entry captures the nail-biting tension of the minutes leading up to the play, as well as information about the superstar players that made them and the teams that they played for. Packed with facts and action, this is a book young basketball fans will reach for again and again -- and because it comes from Matt Christopher, young readers know they're getting the best sports writing on the shelf.

The Kid Who Only Hit Homers by Matt Christopher

Title The Kid Who Only Hit Homers
Author Matt Christopher
Publisher Hachette UK
Release 2009-12-19
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 151
ISBN 0316096016
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Over one million copies sold! A baseball fan learns the true meaning of success in this beloved classic that will capture the imaginations of a new generation of young readers. Sylvester loves baseball, but he isn't exactly what you'd call a good hitter. Even though he wants nothing more than to join his neighborhood team, the Hooper Redbirds, he's sure he'll never do anything more than warm the bench. But then he meets the mysterious Mr. Baruth who promises to make Sylvester one of the best players ever. Suddenly, Sylvester goes from the worst player on the team to the kid who can only hit homers. With his overnight success, however, come tough questions. Will Sylvester ever learn the true meaning of teamwork? And what will happen when he has to learn to stand on his own? This beloved story about baseball, confidence, perseverance, and being a good teammate is a modern classic and sure to win over a new generation of young sports fans.

Karate Kick by Matt Christopher

Title Karate Kick
Author Matt Christopher
Publisher Hachette UK
Release 2009-08-10
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 128
ISBN 031608185X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Cole Richards has been training in karate for four years. He's on the brink of advancing to his next belt level, but as he prepares for his test, new challenges come his way. First, his dojo announces a "create-your-own kata" contest to take place the same day as his belt test. Now he's torn between practicing for the test and making up a series of moves that will knock his sensei's socks off. But before he even begins with either challenge, he lands in trouble with a group of local teens -- and then with his best friends, too! How will Cole handle the mounting pressure? With themes of jealousy, competition, and bullying, Matt Christopher brings together important life lessons and the thrill of karate.