Sack Attack! (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels Series)

Sack Attack! (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels Series)

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by Blake A. Hoena, Gerardo Sandoval, Benny Fuentes
     
 

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The Eagles have two talented defensive linemen who tackle the game of football in opposite ways. Mike Bravis outmuscles his opponents, while Trenton Kubrick prefers to outsmart them. The two defensive stars may have different playstyles, but the outcome is always the same: they get the sacks while their opponents get embarrassed. But when Jared Michaels, the

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The Eagles have two talented defensive linemen who tackle the game of football in opposite ways. Mike Bravis outmuscles his opponents, while Trenton Kubrick prefers to outsmart them. The two defensive stars may have different playstyles, but the outcome is always the same: they get the sacks while their opponents get embarrassed. But when Jared Michaels, the best offensive lineman in the league, comes to town, he makes it obvious that Trenton and Mike will have to pool their talents to stop the Bandits’ all-star aerial assault.

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Children's Literature - Raina Sedore
The Eagles have a new opponent. Jared Michaels, the fifteen-year-old offensive lineman for the Bandits, is known to be the biggest and strongest athlete playing his position in the state. Mike, age fourteen, and Trenton, age fifteen, are starting and backup defensive linemen for the Eagles, and it is their job to stop Jared Michaels. In keeping with its role as part of the "Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels" series, this volume is packaged like a magazine, with catchy section headings like "Sports Zone Postgame Recap" and "Feature Presentation." The content is designed to attract upper elementary and middle school readers, but the reading level is low, making this an ideal "high-low" title for middle grade reluctant readers. This story addresses how important strategy can be in sports—that it is not always a good idea to rely purely on physical prowess in order to defeat an opponent. There is a glossary in the back which primarily focuses on sports terminology. For young football fans, this story is sure to be a winner. Reviewer: Raina Sedore

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781434234049
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
08/01/2011
Series:
Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels Series
Pages:
56
Sales rank:
420,282
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
GN380L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

Blake A. Hoena grew up in central Wisconsin, where, in his youth, he wrote stories about robots conquering the Moon and trolls lumbering around in the woods behind his parent’s house — and the fact that the trolls were hunting for little boys had nothing to do with Blake’s pesky younger brothers. Later, he moved to Minnesota to pursue a Masters of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Since graduating, Blake has written more than forty books for children, including retellings of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and the Perseus and Medusa myth. Most recently, he’s working on graphic novels for Sports Illustrated Kids and writing stories about superheroes.

Gerardo Sandoval is a professional comic book illustrator from Mexico. He has worked on many well-known comics including Tomb Raider books from Top Cow Production. He has also worked on designs for posters and card sets.

Benny Fuentes lives in Villahermosa, Tabasco in Mexico, wherethe temperature isjust as hot as the sauce. Hestudied graphic design in college, but now heworks as a full-time colorist in the comic book and graphic novel industry for companies likeMarvel, DC Comics,and Top Cow Productions. He shares his home with two crazy cats, Chelo and Kitty, who act like they own the place.

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Sack Attack! 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book shows that stuying is ok