Catch That Pass!

Catch That Pass!

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by Matt Christopher
     
 
Jim Nardi could be the Vulcans' number one linebacker. He's fast and strong, and he has good hands. But he also has one major problem: He's afraid of being tackled. His teammates are disgusted with him, and his older brother, the Vulcans' coach, is disappointed. Then one person steps forward to give Jim the help he needs - but will it be enough?

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Jim Nardi could be the Vulcans' number one linebacker. He's fast and strong, and he has good hands. But he also has one major problem: He's afraid of being tackled. His teammates are disgusted with him, and his older brother, the Vulcans' coach, is disappointed. Then one person steps forward to give Jim the help he needs - but will it be enough?

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Janet L. Rose
Middle linebacker Jim Nardi catches the football like his hands are lined with Velcro, but as the opponent charges toward him, he freezes and drops the ball. Will he ever get over his fear of being tackled? Jim learns his older brother (and coach of their team) had the same fear when he was Jim's age. When not playing football or doing homework, Jim races model cars with his good friend Charlie Gorman. Charlie has been in a wheelchair since a car accident when he was five, but he is determined to walk again. Will Charlie's determination rub off on Jim and help him overcome his fear? Novice readers who enjoy football will be able to follow play-by-play action as the Vulcans play other teams, sometimes winning, sometimes not. They will identify with Jim and may be able to better deal with their own fears and inadequacies after realizing they are not alone. Reviewer: Janet L. Rose

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780671296124
Publisher:
Simon Pulse
Publication date:
08/28/1974
Age Range:
8 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

Matt Christopher is the best selling name behind more than 100 sports-themed books for young readers.

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