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The Kid from Courage

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When fifteen-year-old Bryan Berry, a promising junior tennis player, begins to train with Henry Johnson, people at the local club laugh and dismiss the partnership as a crazy idea. After all, Henry is nothing more than an old, washed-up, former teaching pro...right? Wrong. Bryan's new coach emerges as a cherished friend and mentor who serves up memorable lessons about life, as well as tennis. Come along on Bryan's amazing journey and find out what happens when "The Kid from Courage" competes against the best ...
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Overview

When fifteen-year-old Bryan Berry, a promising junior tennis player, begins to train with Henry Johnson, people at the local club laugh and dismiss the partnership as a crazy idea. After all, Henry is nothing more than an old, washed-up, former teaching pro...right? Wrong. Bryan's new coach emerges as a cherished friend and mentor who serves up memorable lessons about life, as well as tennis. Come along on Bryan's amazing journey and find out what happens when "The Kid from Courage" competes against the best juniors in America at the Super National Championships.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781621279815
  • Publisher: Av2 by Weigl
  • Publication date: 9/28/2013
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2006

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    This book teaches you a lot of things. I am a tennis player and this book has helped me work harder on my tennis game. This book is not only about tennis but also about things in life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2004

    Best Book I've Ever Read!

    I'm an eleven-year-old, tennis playing kid and I enjoyed it throughout the book. If you love to be involved in junior tennis, then you will thoroughly enjoy this fantastic fiction novel.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2003

    A terrific book for young readers!

    'The Kid From Courage' is a terrific book for young readers -- especially kids from 8 to 16 -- but also for older teenagers, and even young adults and parents. It succeeds on several levels. The story of an aspiring tennis player provides riveting drama with unexpected twists and turns. Will he succeed, or will the many obstacles stymie him? On several occasions I was nearly overcome with tears as I feared he would fail. I so much hoped he and his maligned but savvy oldtimer coach would prove the naysayers wrong. Written in the first person, 'The Kid From Courage' tells his story as only a teenager, with his hopes and fears and joys, can. He does suffer quite a few setbacks, but they only make the story more believable and poignant. Those setbacks -- and eventual triumph -- also provide valuable lessons about the importance of hard work, dedication, diplomacy, self-belief, family values, courage and loyalty. The author has used those lessons productively at the end of the book. There, for each chapter, he poses questions and a suggested essay for readers to test their knowledge and writing skills. 'The Kid From Courage' is an inspiring and uplifting story, one that I highly recommend for your kids.

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