Doubles Troubles

Doubles Troubles

by Betty Hicks
     
 

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DOUBLE THE TROUBLE, DOUBLE THE FUN. Is it a game, set, match for Henry?

Henry wants to win the doubles tennis trophy more than anything. He knows he'd good enough, but he's not sure his partner Rocky is. The advantage goes to new readers as they follow Henry as he helps Rocky train and, at the same time, works on his history project. Can Henry serve up an

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DOUBLE THE TROUBLE, DOUBLE THE FUN. Is it a game, set, match for Henry?

Henry wants to win the doubles tennis trophy more than anything. He knows he'd good enough, but he's not sure his partner Rocky is. The advantage goes to new readers as they follow Henry as he helps Rocky train and, at the same time, works on his history project. Can Henry serve up an ace on and off the court?

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Cheryl Williams Chang
Henry has double the trouble in his life right now. He wants to win the doubles tennis trophy; however, his tennis partner, Rocky, could jeopardize their success. Henry is a very good player, but Rocky's backhand is awful. They lost their last two tennis matches as a result of Rocky's errors. Will they continue to lose? Is winning even possible? Should he change partners? Henry is also having trouble with his classmate, Jazz. They have been assigned to work on a history project together, but Henry finds it difficult to focus because he would rather be playing tennis. Jazz is an excellent student. Henry hopes that by working with her on the history project he will be able to bring up his history grade. Something goes wrong, though, and Henry sees Rocky's situation differently. Can he correct what he has done wrong? Will Jazz forgive him? Will Rocky forgive him? This chapter book is smalland compact and will easily fit into a backpack or small bag. The illustrations are comical and entertaining to look at. It is written with simple text and is a quick read. This story will make a nice addition in any children's library. Reviewer: Cheryl Williams Chang

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781429944304
Publisher:
Roaring Brook Press
Publication date:
05/11/2010
Series:
Gym Shorts
Sold by:
Macmillan
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
64
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

BETTY HICKS is the author of five previous GYM SHORTS books, as well as other novels for young people. She lives in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Simon Gane is the illustrator of TRACK ATTACK and a graphic novel artist. He lives in Bath, England.


Betty Hicks is the author of Basketball Bats and several sports novels for older readers, including Busted! and I Smell Like Ham. She lives in Greensboro, North Carolina.


Simon Gane is the illustrator of Track Attack and Doubles Troubles and is a graphic novel artist. He lives in Bath, England.

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