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Against All Odds: Good Sports


Series
Good Sports

by
Glenn Stout

Edition
Exclusive hardcover edition
Publisher
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Imprint
Sandpiper
ISBN
9780544051201
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Down by ten with less than a minute left, many players would give up. But not basketball star Tracy McGrady, one of the athletes featured in these four inspiring tales. Sources and further reading. Appendix. Black-and-white photographs of athletes.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

112

Trim Size

5 1/8" x 7 5/8"

Dewey

796.01

AR

0: points 0

Lexile

NC1080L

Genre

Nonfic

Scholastic Reading Counts

8

JLG Release

Jan 2013

Book Genres


Topics

Teamwork. Success. Tim Tebow (1987- ). Roy Riegels (1908-1993). St. Louis Cardinals. Baseball. Football. Basketball. Tracy McGrady (1979- ). Frank Reich (1961- ).

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Praise & Reviews

Junior Library Guild

  • A stirring collection of stories about professional athletes who kept playing even when they just “wanted to dig a hole and hide.” Glenn Stout brings the cringe-inducing moments to life with suspense and humor.
  • Provides readers with excellent evidence for ignoring skeptics—or, if that’s not possible, learning to laugh at one’s own mistakes. For example, after running sixty-five yards in the wrong direction, football player Roy Riegels eventually figured something out: “‘Everybody else thought it was funny and I finally decided all I could do was laugh with them.’”
  • The St. Louis Cardinals’ defeat of the Texas Rangers in the 2011 World Series emphasizes the way teammates can inspire one another in tough situations. As Stout puts it, the Cardinals may not have had a perfect record, but they had “the most important quality of all—they believed in each other.”

Praise & Reviews

Junior Library Guild

  • A stirring collection of stories about professional athletes who kept playing even when they just “wanted to dig a hole and hide.” Glenn Stout brings the cringe-inducing moments to life with suspense and humor.
  • Provides readers with excellent evidence for ignoring skeptics—or, if that’s not possible, learning to laugh at one’s own mistakes. For example, after running sixty-five yards in the wrong direction, football player Roy Riegels eventually figured something out: “‘Everybody else thought it was funny and I finally decided all I could do was laugh with them.’”
  • The St. Louis Cardinals’ defeat of the Texas Rangers in the 2011 World Series emphasizes the way teammates can inspire one another in tough situations. As Stout puts it, the Cardinals may not have had a perfect record, but they had “the most important quality of all—they believed in each other.”

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