Slam Dunk Shoes

Slam Dunk Shoes

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by Jake Maddox, Sean Tiffany
     
 

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Jamal’s been asked to try out for the super-elite youth basketball team. His dad makes him a deal: If Jamal makes the team, he gets new shoes. But will the fancy new shoes really improve Jamal’s game?See more details below

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Jamal’s been asked to try out for the super-elite youth basketball team. His dad makes him a deal: If Jamal makes the team, he gets new shoes. But will the fancy new shoes really improve Jamal’s game?

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AGERANGE: Ages 11 to 14.

Mix one part sports, one part conflict, and one part tween insecurity with solid writing, and the result is four stories that are perfect for middle school and reluctant readers. In Motocross Double Cross, best friends Carlos and Ricky must put friendship aside for the chance to compete in the United States Motocross Association Nationals. When each boy suspects the other of sabotaging his bike during their race, the question becomes whether Carlos and Ricky will be able to put their differences aside and find the real saboteur. Jamal, the main character in Slam Dunk Shoes, is a street-ball legend in his hand-me-down basketball sneakers, but after getting a pair of top-of-the-line shoes for earning a spot on the Cyclones, the best youth team in the city, Jamal cannot seem to find his game. Is it really the shoes, or is Jamal trying too hard to impress his new teammates, who would rather ignore him than play with him? Snowboard Duel introduces readers to Brian and Hannah, best friends and the best snowboarders at Blair Mountain Resort. When Zach, the new resort manager's son, convinces his mother that Blair Mountain needs a boys-only snowboard cross team, Brian is faced with a choice: join the guys and board, or walk away and keep his friendship with Hannah. Berk, the Titans' goalie in Soccer Shootout, helped his team win their first state championship last year. A new season brings a new player-also a goalkeeper-and an opportunity for a place in a nationwide tournament. Berk must decide whether to accept another position and work with the new goalie or turn his back on his team. These installments in the Jake Maddox Sports Seriesoffer fast-paced action, solid character development, reasonable plot lines, and realistic situations in an attractive format. Interior illustrations (black-and-white line drawings reminiscent of Cartoon Network's Teen Titans) add to each title. Glossaries, pronunciation guides, sports factoids, discussion questions, and writing prompts conclude each novella, making them useful for classroom as well as leisure reading. Beef up the sports section and recommend these series titles to readers not quite ready for a Fred Bowen AllStar SportsStory or a Matt Christopher offering. Reviewer: Jay Wise
April 2008 (Vol. 31, No. 1)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598898941
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
09/01/2007
Series:
Jake Maddox Sports Stories Series
Pages:
72
Sales rank:
539,682
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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