Extreme Team #1

Extreme Team #1

by Matt Christopher, Michael Koelsch
     
 

When his family moves into his recently deceased grandmother's house, ten-year-old Charlie meets a boy who also likes to skateboard, but then finds that his own special skateboard is missing.

Overview

When his family moves into his recently deceased grandmother's house, ten-year-old Charlie meets a boy who also likes to skateboard, but then finds that his own special skateboard is missing.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Charlie Abbott, a young boy with a love of skateboarding, moves many times with his parents throughout his lifetime. In this first book in Matt Christopher's "Extreme Team" series, Charlie moves into his eighth house with his parents after his Grandma Beth passed away. On Charlie's first day in his new neighborhood, he makes a friend named Xavier McSweeney who shares Charles's passion for skateboarding. X, Xavier's nickname, takes Charlie down to their town's new skateboarding park. When Charlie and X arrive, they begin skating, and X asks Charlie to switch boards with him for a minute. Charlie is reluctant because his board is nicer than X's, but he decides to go ahead and switch. The next day, Charlie cannot find his skateboard. He suspects X of stealing his board but never really tells him. Finally, X realizes what is bothering Charlie and tells him that it has all been a misunderstanding. X says that he did not steal Charlie's board; he just made his old board look like Charlie's. Charlie's dad threw his board behind some boxes in the garage. The author does a great job of conveying what children go through with their friends. The artist correlates the pictures to the text well. This book comes highly recommended for early readers. Readers with an interest in sports interest also benefit from this book. 2004, Little Brown and Company, Ages 8 to 10.
—Kayla Carver

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316737494
Publisher:
Hachette Book Group
Publication date:
04/28/2004
Series:
Extreme Team Series, #1
Pages:
68
Sales rank:
433,528
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.16(d)
Age Range:
7 - 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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