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159889238X
ISBN-13:
9781598892383
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Overview

Since Derek is the tallest kid on his basketball team, his coach decides to have him play center instead of Jason. Derek thinks this is a lucky break, until Jason stops passing the ball to him.


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ISBN-13: 9781598892383
Publisher: Capstone
Publication date: 09/01/2006
Series: Jake Maddox Sports Stories Series
Pages: 72
Sales rank: 427,827
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.19(d)
Lexile: 520L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 11 Years

About the Author

Who is Jake Maddox? Athlete, author, world-traveler – or all three? He has surfed in Hawaii, scuba-dived in Australia, and climbed the mountains of Peru and Alaska. His books range from the most popular team sports to outdoor activities to survival adventures and even to auto racing. His exploits have inspired numerous writers to walk in his footsteps – literally! Each of his stories is stamped with teamwork, fair play, and a strong sense of self-worth and discipline. Always a team-player, Maddox realizes it takes more than one man (or woman) to create a book good enough for a young reader. He hopes the lessons learned on the court, field, or arena and the champion sprinter pace of his books can motivate kids to become better athletes and lifelong readers.

Sean Tiffany has worked as an illustrator for more than twenty-five years. He has illustrated more than sixty children's books for Capstone and has been an instructor at the famed Joe Kubert School in northern New Jersey. He mixes his love of comics, art, and rock and roll in the multimedia project OilCan Drive. Raised on a small island off the coast of Maine, Sean now resides in Boulder, Colorado with his wife, Monika, their son, James, and a house full of entirely too many guitars.

Table of Contents

Derek Phelps, Center — Passing game — Catching up — Personal foul — Game plan — Show time! — Defense — Fast pace — Free throw — Hampton vs. Allen — The giant — Surprise!

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Best-selling sports fiction Jake Maddox series will draw in reluctant and struggling readers;,Good for teaching plot and character development;,Features problem/solution sequence of events;,Discussion questions and writing prompts encourage students to engage and think critically;

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