Tough to Tackle

Tough to Tackle

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by Matt Christopher, Harvey Kidder, Matthew F. Christopher
     
 

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No one trusts a quitter... More than anything Boots Raymond wants to be a quarterback for the Apollos. But because of his size, the coach assigns him to a tackle position-and there's no arguing with the coach. Boots rebels and almost quits the team. It seems that nothing can change his mind, but his brother Tom intercepts and teaches Boots something valuable he

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No one trusts a quitter... More than anything Boots Raymond wants to be a quarterback for the Apollos. But because of his size, the coach assigns him to a tackle position-and there's no arguing with the coach. Boots rebels and almost quits the team. It seems that nothing can change his mind, but his brother Tom intercepts and teaches Boots something valuable he learned from playing football and being a soldier.

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Children's Literature - Allison Fetters
Geared toward readers with an interest in football, this sports novel is an endearing tale that speaks loudly of never giving up. Theodore "Boots" Raymond has his heart set on the position of quarterback when he decides to go out for football. He does not realize until the day of tryouts that he is too big for a quarterback and is assigned the right-tackle position. Boots experiences a series of changes beginning with a less-than-perfect attitude that eventually progresses to a desire to work hard for his team. Through correspondence with his brother, Tom, who is away in the military, Boots is encouraged to stick with playing football and to give it his all no matter what postion he is assigned. Boots also learns a great deal about friendship as one of his best friends, Duck, steps out on a limb to call Boots on his actions. This book is recommended for anyone with an interest in sports. Its positive message is a strong reminder of the value of teamwork in all circumstances. Reviewer: Allison Fetters

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316140584
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
09/28/1987
Series:
Matt Christopher Sports Classics Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
139
Sales rank:
192,028
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
680L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 12 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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Tough to Tackle 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 reviews.
Brendan Sanford More than 1 year ago
this book teaches you that you should put effort into everything you do even if it is something you don't want to fo
Guest More than 1 year ago
Do you like football? Do you like books that will keep you on the edge of your seat? Well, if you do this book is for you. It is called Tough to Tackle by Matt Christopher. I highly recommend this book because it keeps you guessing throughout the entire story. One of the main characters of the book is Boots Rebles. He is the best player on the football team but suddenly he wants to quit because he doesn¿t want to play anymore. The team knows that they will lose the season if Boots is not playing on their team. Boots¿ older brother Tom learns of the situation and becomes involved. He talks to Boots about his being a soldier and shares his stories of wanting to quit but couldn¿t because he knew he would be letting down not only his teammates but also his country. Tom taught Boots that quitting was not the answer but Boots had to be the one to make the final decision about quitting or staying on the team. This book will make you want to read more than just a few chapters at a time. It is very hard to put it down. I recommend this book to ages 11 and up. It is a great book for sports fans. Will Boots quit the team? What will happen next? Read the book and find out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book
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