Top Wing

Top Wing

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by Matt Christopher, Marcy Dunn Ramsey
     
 

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When his father is accused of causing a fire through faulty wiring, Dana tries to get to the bottom of the allegations. But when he discovers the shocking truth, he must decide whether to keep quiet or ruin a reputation by going public.

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When his father is accused of causing a fire through faulty wiring, Dana tries to get to the bottom of the allegations. But when he discovers the shocking truth, he must decide whether to keep quiet or ruin a reputation by going public.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Deborah Zink Roffino
Preteens devour these novels once they get hooked. This one, for soccer enthusiasts, tells the story of a 12-year-old right wing (that's a soccer position, not a political stance) whose hero-father is suddenly the subject of nasty town gossip. Like all Matt Christopher novels, every detail of every game is played out on the pages and the drama is as much on the field as off. The characters in Christopher's books, and this story are an excellent example, behave like real kids, the dialogue is believable and young readers will come away with new knowledge.
School Library Journal
Gr 4-7-Another book from the prolific sports writer. This time the plot centers around a house fire that occurs while parents are out for the evening. Neighbor Mr. Bellamy rescues the two Crawford children, but suffers smoke inhalation. Later, the fire victims claim that Mr. Bellamy, an electrician, installed faulty wiring in their home. This causes trouble between soccer teammates Dana Bellamy and Benton Crawford. If the wiring is not at fault, how did the fire start? Dana finds out something that could get Benton in trouble and has to confront him with the facts. Christopher reveals the clues slowly so that only astute readers will be able to solve the mystery before the ending. He is best at describing sports play-by-play, and his readers will not be disappointed with the added suspense.-Blair Christolon, Prince William Library, Manassas, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316141260
Publisher:
Hachette Book Group
Publication date:
09/01/1995
Pages:
162
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.35(d)
Lexile:
630L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

Meet the Author

Matt Christopher is the best selling name behind more than 100 sports-themed books for young readers.

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Top Wing 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I heard it is goof
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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