Power at the Plate (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels Series)

Overview

Jake Thorson, the Vikings team captain, gets all the credit. He leads the team in home runs, and everybody loves him for it ? that is, everyone but his brother, Luke. Luke isn?t popular, and he hasn't hit a single home run ? but he does have the team?s best batting average as well as the most stolen bases. However, those types of things don?t really get you the attention that a homer does, and Luke?s tired of standing in the Jake?s shadow.

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Jake Thorson, the Vikings team captain, gets all the credit. He leads the team in home runs, and everybody loves him for it — that is, everyone but his brother, Luke. Luke isn’t popular, and he hasn't hit a single home run — but he does have the team’s best batting average as well as the most stolen bases. However, those types of things don’t really get you the attention that a homer does, and Luke’s tired of standing in the Jake’s shadow.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Kathie M. Josephs
This story begins at the end of an exciting baseball game, when Jake Thorson slams a hit that opens the door for Dave to slide into home. But the Giants have a bad reputation for not playing fair, and the player at home plate spikes Dave's ankle to prevent him from completing the run. Dave's brother Luke is on the other team, and he is angry that the fans still love Dave even though he missed the run. A big game comes up, and Luke and his team have plans to thwart the other team from winning. Luke may not be popular, but he does have the team's best batting average and does well at stealing bases. However, jealousy enters into the picture, because Luke knows that hitting home runs is what really gets the attention and he is really tired of always being unnoticed. The graphic novel format of this book is perfect for both reluctant and avid readers, and this book is a good selection for anyone who enjoys participating in organized sports. Reviewer: Kathie M. Josephs
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781434234001
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 8/1/2011
  • Series: Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels Series
  • Pages: 56
  • Sales rank: 467,468
  • Age range: 8 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.30 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Scott Ciencin is a New York Times bestselling author of children’s and adult fiction. He has written comic books, trading cards, video games, television shows, as well as many non-fiction projects. He lives in Sarasota, Florida with his beloved wife, Denise, and his best buddy, Bear, a golden retriever.

Aburtov has worked in the comic book industry for more than 11 years. In that time, he hasillustrated popular characters like Wolverine, Iron Man, Blade, and the Punisher. Recently,Aburtovstarted his own illustration studio called Graphikslava. He lives in Monterrey, Mexico, with his daughter, Ilka, and his beloved wife.Aburtov enjoys spending his sparetime with family and friends.

Angelica Bracho was born in Monterrey, Mexico, where she later studied Visual Arts. Today, she's part of the Graphikslava illustration team. Her work has been published in magazines, and she has illustrated some IDW Publishing titles. She loves to present her illustration work at alternative Mexican art galleries.

Zoar Huerta (also known as "Charecua") studied Communication at Universidad Veracruzana. She currently works as a penciler and illustrator for Graphikslava. She works for some local magazines in her spare time and is a rookie penciler in the comic book industry. Zoar is always looking for more illustration work in order to pay for her expensive and exotic lifestyle.

Fernando Cano is an emerging illustrator born in Mexico City, Mexico. He currently resides in Monterrey, Mexico,where he works as a full-time illustrator and coloristat Graphikslava studio. He has done illustration work for Marvel, DC Comics, and role-playing gameslike Pathfinder from Paizo Publishing. In his spare time, he enjoys hanging out with friends, singing, rowing, and drawing!

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