Remarkable Stories of Teamwork in Sports

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Teamwork can take many forms, from simple to surprising. In these true stories teaching teamwork, readers will learn about six pitchers who joined forces to throw a no-hitter for the Houston Astros in 2003. They’ll travel with Susan Butcher and her sled dogs as they work together to win the 1990 Iditarod. Through twenty dramatic examples, kids will see the true power of teamwork.

The Count on Me: Sports series is a collection of dramatic tales of character in action, bringing ...

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Overview


Teamwork can take many forms, from simple to surprising. In these true stories teaching teamwork, readers will learn about six pitchers who joined forces to throw a no-hitter for the Houston Astros in 2003. They’ll travel with Susan Butcher and her sled dogs as they work together to win the 1990 Iditarod. Through twenty dramatic examples, kids will see the true power of teamwork.

The Count on Me: Sports series is a collection of dramatic tales of character in action, bringing together exciting sports history, real-life examples of sports and character building, and lively storytelling. Each book features twenty true stories of athletic challenge, triumph, and sometimes heartbreak. All the books explore a wide variety of sports, with historical and contemporary episodes featuring male and female athletes from around the world.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“As shown by the wonderful stories in the Count on Me: Sports series, athletics can not only reveal character, but also hopefully inspire it.” —Shannon Miller, two-time Olympic gold medalist

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781575424798
  • Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/20/2014
  • Series: Count on Me: Sports
  • Pages: 104
  • Sales rank: 548,341
  • Age range: 8 - 13 Years
  • Lexile: 710L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 6.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Brad Herzog

Brad Herzog is the author of more than 30 books for children, including more than two dozen sports books. He has also published three travel memoirs and a fourth book for adults, The Sports 100, which ranks and profiles the 100 most important people in U.S. sports history. For his freelance magazine writing (including Sports Illustrated and Sports Illustrated Kids), Brad has won three gold medals from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. Brad travels all over the United States visiting schools as a guest author. His website, bradherzog.com, includes information about his presentations. Brad lives on California’s Monterey Peninsula with his wife and two sons.

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Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction

Team Hoyt

Distance Running • Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 2013

Never Forgotten

Basketball • Fennville, Michigan, United States, 2011

Dodging Nothing

Baseball • Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 1947

Picking Up Butch

Track and Field • Middlebury, Vermont, United States, 2004

Francis and Eddie

Golf • Brookline, Massachusetts, United States, 1913

Gold-Medal Mom

Swimming • Athens, Greece, 2004

Faithful Teammates

Soccer • Laval, Canada, 2007

Touching Touchdown

Football • Lancaster, Ohio, United States, 2011

Deep Six

Baseball • New York, New York, United States, 2003

Puppy Love

Sled-Dog Racing • Nome, Alaska, United States, 1990

The Play

Football • Berkeley, California, United States, 1982

An Unexpected Duo

Basketball • Portland, Oregon, United States, 2003

Together at the Top of the World

Mountain Climbing • The Himalayan Mountains, Nepal and Tibet, 1954

Priceless Diamond

Softball • Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, 2010

Better Together

Tennis • Los Angeles, California, United States, 2010

Uniform Support

Football • Hopkins, Michigan, United States, 2011

Practiced Perfection

Basketball • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 1992

Butterflies in Lane Three

Soap Box Derby • Akron, Ohio, United States, 2010

Lis and Jubilee

Horseback Riding • Helsinki, Finland, 1952

Big-Hearted Little Leaguers

Baseball • Boulder, Colorado, United States, 2007

Selected Bibliography

Index

About the Author

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