Catch That Pass!

Catch That Pass!

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by Matt Christopher, Harvey Kidder, Matthew F. Christopher
     
 

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Only one thing keeps Jim from being the best linebacker in the team - his fear of getting tackled. But his friend Chuckie knows Jim isn't a coward. With Chuckie's special courage as an example, can Jim find the strength to face his fears head-on?See more details below

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Only one thing keeps Jim from being the best linebacker in the team - his fear of getting tackled. But his friend Chuckie knows Jim isn't a coward. With Chuckie's special courage as an example, can Jim find the strength to face his fears head-on?

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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:
9780316139243
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
09/28/1989
Series:
Matt Christopher Sports Classics Series
Pages:
130
Sales rank:
287,363
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.37(d)
Lexile:
620L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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