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School Library Journal
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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781491407592
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/2014
  • Series: Football's Greatest Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 967,765
  • Age range: 8 - 14 Years
  • Lexile: NC1040L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Eric Braun is a strange and handsome man who has written dozens of books for kids and teens, sometimes while wearing a hat. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and sons and gecko. Learn more at
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