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Now Manny faces a difficult decision: should he break his promise and let Stu and the team down Matt Christopher is the name young readers turn to when they're looking for fast-paced, action packed sports novels. Home run slugger Sylvester Coddmyer the Third has an amazing secret. For three seasons, he's been coached by men who look exactly like baseball legends: Babe Ruth, Eddie Cicotte, and Mickey Mantle. Are these men just impersonating famous ballplayers, as his friend Duane insists? Or are they from the "beyond," as Snooky Malone believes? The mystery deepens in this fourth title of the exciting Home Run Kid series when yet another character from baseball's past appears to coach Syl.
But is Syl the only one getting pointers? And will Snooky ever get to the bottom of this mystery? Since then, they have become the best team in baseball, bar none. Now this action-packed and fact-filled volume brings the Yankee's great history to life. From Babe Ruth's called shot and Lou Gehrig's tearful farewell speech, to Reggie Jackson's three hits on three pitches and Derek Jeter's game-saving catches, classic moments are recounted with such vivid description that readers will swear they can smell the popcorn and hear the crack of the bat.
Updated content includes team records and post-season results from to , as well as lists of Yankees inducted into the Hall of Famers and photos of the most memorable plays and people in Yankee history. No other sport in the world captivates a bigger audience - and no other competition electrifies its fans like the World Cup. Now, just in time for the next World Cup competition, comes a book just for kids, jam-packed with information about each and every World Cup ever played.
Want to know who was behind the biggest surprise defeat of the tournament? It's in here. Curious about what happened to the Jules Rimet trophy when it was in England? Turn to the chapter on World Cup Wondering what the term Total Football means?
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Would Ichiro succeed in the world's most challenging baseball league? Includes black-and-white photos and players' statistics. 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 and Daytona 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.
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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. Tim Daniels is back at Camp Wikasaukee with the rest of the gang from Nothin' But Net, serving as a mentor to three young rookies, and he's got his hands full! He's still working on keeping his height from getting in the way of his game-he's shorter than most of the guys. Plus, he's got a bully on his hands, and he's got to find a way to inspire his campers.
Packed with on-the-court action and useful lessons about the game, this is a story that gets to the heart of what team sports are all about-and because it comes from Matt Christopher, young readers know they're getting the best sports writing on the shelf. 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.
Hockey has been a part of Mario Lemieux's life since his childhood. At the age of six he was holding his own against boys four years older; by the time he was sixteen, he had captured the attention of the National Hockey league, and soon after signed on with NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins.
At the Olympic Winter Games he captained the Canadian hockey team, leading them in their gold medal winning performance. Dale Earnhardt, Sr. In the more than 20 years that followed, his daring driving style earned him several top honors, including his proudest moment, a victory at Daytona. On February 18th, , Earnhardt had been racing in the Daytona , when in the final lap, he had a fatal crash. While other drivers have come and gone, the face of Dale Earnhardt, Sr.
Get to know a legend. 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. 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.
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With updated photos and Matt Christopher's easy-to-read style, this is a biography that's not to be missed. Kobe Bryant may be one of the youngest basketball players in the NBA, but no one would dare call him inexperienced. From the moment he could pick up a ball, he was learning to dribble and shoot. His basketball education was unique - a combination of lessons on basic fundamentals, one-on-one games against his dad, and keen observation and analysis of the world's best players.
Kobe learned his lessons well, and at age eighteen was given the chance to prove it when he was drafted into the NBA. Fresh out of high school, Kobe showed that he had the talent and the heart to make it in the pros. This exciting biography traces Bryant's life from childhood to his part in the Lakers' NBA championship. For more information on the Matt Christopher Sports Bio Bookshelf, please turn to the last pages of this book.
Matt Christopher delves into the life of Jeff Gordon, the racing sensation, and recreates his memorable moments with exciting turn-by-turn action. Rob Lasher is just an ordinary soccer player, good at the game, but not great. Then one afternoon, he saves his coach's life in front of all his teammates.
Suddenly, he's the team's hero. As some members of his team and the rest of the town continue to laud Rob's heroic act, Rob realizes he doesn't want the attention and any unearned accolades that come with it.
Kids will learn that doing what is right should be the norm, not the exception. For more than a century, the World Series has captivated baseball fans. From Babe Ruth's Called Shot in and Reggie Jackson's three-in-a-row home runs in , to the "reverse the curse" wins by Boston in and Chicago in this action-packed volume is sure to please. Quotes from the star athletes, photos of the best plays, and a complete list of results since the first series in round out the book that young baseball fans will find is an out-of-the park home run!
In a career that spanned over thirty years, George Herman "Babe" Ruth changed the way the sport of baseball was played. He was the first true power hitter, a strong pitcher, and in the outfield made some amazing game-saving catches.
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His love of the sport shined through in the way he laughed while jogging around the bases, in how he kidded and horsed around with teammates, and in his overall determination to win. Matt Christopher. Home Contact us Help Free delivery worldwide. Free delivery worldwide. Bestselling Series. Harry Potter. Popular Features. New Releases. And now, the mystery continues!