Track Team Titans

Track Team Titans

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by Stephanie True Peters
     
 

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Track season is about to begin, and Gerald "Sully" Sullivan is ready and raring to run. But on the first day of tryouts, no other students show up! If the Titans don't get more members, there won’t be a track team. So Sully pays a visit to the other sports teams, hoping their star athletes will join. None of the other athletes think much of track and field.

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Track season is about to begin, and Gerald "Sully" Sullivan is ready and raring to run. But on the first day of tryouts, no other students show up! If the Titans don't get more members, there won’t be a track team. So Sully pays a visit to the other sports teams, hoping their star athletes will join. None of the other athletes think much of track and field. Sully will have to beat them at their own sports to change their minds. . . .

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Janet Weber
The Titans are offering track and field for the first time and 14-year-old Sully, a natural-born runner, is so excited to sign-up that he volunteers his three best friends without their knowledge. When his hesitant friends discover they are signed up, Sully must convince them they should be on the team. His friends challenge him through their sports of football, basketball, and baseball before Sully outwits them and wins them over to stick with track. When the Rogers Twins (Sully's arch enemies) from a rival team appear at a track meet, Sully and his friends agree to challenge them that whoever's team wins the next track meet will have to shave their heads. Prior to the story, a pre-game show is presented with a ticker at the bottom of the first few pages and provides readers highlights of the main characters through the "Sports Zone Special Report" as if watching a sporting event on television. Hip and stylish art depict speed and action while not being overly detailed and keeps the plot moving. Sully's first person narration is highlighted in yellow text blocks to help readers differentiate from the white background speech bubbles. The book follows the premise of the other titles in the series in teaching valuable lessons of team spirit, fairness, and good sportsmanship. Concludes with a "Sports Zone" postgame recap and a postgame extra where readers can analyze the game with discussion questions and writing prompts, as well as an "Info Center" glossary. A good choice for reluctant readers. Part of the "Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels" series. Reviewer: Janet Weber

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781434249623
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
07/01/2012
Series:
Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
56
File size:
18 MB
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This product may take a few minutes to download.
Age Range:
8 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

After working more than 10 years as a children's book editor, Stephanie True Peters started writing books herself. She has since written 40 books, including the New York Times best seller A Princess Primer: A Fairy Godmother's Guide to Being a Princess. When not at her computer, Peters enjoys playing with her two children, hitting the gym, or working on home improvement projects with her patient and supportive husband, Daniel.
Aburtov has worked in the comic book industry for more than 11 years. In that time, he has illustrated popular characters like Wolverine, Iron Man, Blade, and the Punisher. Recently, Aburtov started his own illustration studio called Graphikslava. He lives in Monterrey, Mexico, with his daughter, Ilka, and his beloved wife. Aburtov enjoys spending his spare time with family and friends.
Andres Esparza has been a graphic designer, colorist, and illustrator for many different companies and agencies. Andres now works as a full-time artist for Graphikslava studio in Monterrey, Mexico. In his spare time, Andres loves to play basketball, hang out with family and friends, and listen to good music.
Fernando Cano is an emerging illustrator born in Mexico City, Mexico. He currently resides in Monterrey, Mexico, where he works as a full-time illustrator and colorist at Graphikslava studio. He has done illustration work for Marvel, DC Comics, and role-playing games like Pathfinder from Paizo Publishing. In his spare time, he enjoys hanging out with friends, singing, rowing, and drawing.

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