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Football's Greatest Running Backs
     

Football's Greatest Running Backs

by Eric Braun
 

Running backs plow through tacklers for tough yards. They block. They catch passes. On most plays, they get hit hard. Then they ask for the ball again. Turn the pages to read about some of the best running backs in pro football today. Produced in partnership with Sports Illustrated KIDS.

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Running backs plow through tacklers for tough yards. They block. They catch passes. On most plays, they get hit hard. Then they ask for the ball again. Turn the pages to read about some of the best running backs in pro football today. Produced in partnership with Sports Illustrated KIDS.

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School Library Journal
11/01/2014
Gr 4–7—Each book in this "best-of" football series introduces 13 current players. Some, such as Peyton Manning and Tom Brady, are already superstars. Others are just starting out, like Andrew Luck, of the Indianapolis Colts, and Russell Wilson, who led the Seattle Seahawks to a Super Bowl win in his second season. These are fact-based yet admiring sketches; for instance, in Receivers, Calvin "Megatron" Johnson is described as "[having] it all: size, strength, speed, great hands, and off-the-chart athleticism." Each brief player profile is supplemented by color photos, stats, and insets defining a few terms or words. The vague definitions are unhelpful: draft is defined as "the system by which NFL teams select new players" and franchise simply as "team." These short profiles will attract browsers, though the series fails to distinguish itself from others on this popular topic.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781491407592
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
07/01/2014
Series:
Football's Greatest Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
NC1040L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

Eric Braun has written more than one hundred books for kids and teens, including many about sports. He coaches youth baseball and soccer, has two sports-loving sons, and has suffered many disappointments as a lifelong fan of the Minnesota Twins.

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