Rookie Runner

Rookie Runner

by Jake Maddox




When Alvin's sister lands the lead in the school play, his parents tell him he'll need to find an after-school activity to keep him busy until they can pick up both kids. A fast runner, Alvin would like to give track and field a try, but it's the wrong season and he reluctantly chooses cross-country instead. But there's more to running cross country than being fast. Alvin must learn how to use patience and pacing, or he'll be left in the dust. Reader support tools, like a glossary and discussion questions, round out this story from the high-interest Jake Maddox JV series.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781496563347
Publisher: Capstone
Publication date: 08/01/2018
Series: Jake Maddox JV Series
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 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.

Table of Contents

Yasmin's news — Alvin's activity — First day — Time trials — Form and pace — Training teams — Gaining ground — Run for fun — Cross-training — First race — All in.


Appeals to fans of the original Jake Maddox series. This series is Jake Maddox taken to the next level — has slightly higher reading and interest levels and protagonists face tougher challenges and opponents;,Sports subject provides high interest level while engaging text and short chapters allow struggling readers a chance to practice reading;,Easy-to-read, simple plot, with the reluctant reader in mind. "More About" section encourages readers to find out more about the sports they are interested in and glossary helps strengthen vocabulary;

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