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Throwing Heat



by
Fred Bowen

Edition
-
Publisher
Peachtree Publishers
Imprint
Peachtree
ISBN
9781561455737
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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

136

Trim Size

5 1/4" x 7 1/2"

Dewey

F

AR

3.9: points 2

Lexile

600L

Scholastic Reading Counts

6

JLG Release

Mar 2011

Topics

Baseball. Pitching. Accuracy versus speed. Listening to your coach. Learning something new.

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

School Library Journal

School Library Journal

This is a quick, easy read with no aspirations beyond what it is: a traditional middle school sports novel. Eighth-grader Jack Lerner is proud of his 75-mph fastball, but has trouble controlling it. When his sister’s new boyfriend, a part-time college pitching coach, tells him to take something off his fast-ball and concentrate on spotting his pitches, Jack is initially resistant, but eventually comes to see the wisdom of the advice. A subplot having to do with a Ping-Pong tournament in which Jack and his friends are involved reiterates the theme that success in sports is more about refining your skills than overpowering your opponents. No overarching social issues are touched upon, and character development is minimal, but sports-minded readers should find the brisk pacing and simple vocabulary to their liking. As in other books in the series, a “Real Story” afterword describes how pro athletes dealt with issues similar to those faced by the characters in the book.”Richard Luzer, Fair Haven Union High School, VT

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

This is a quick, easy read with no aspirations beyond what it is: a traditional middle school sports novel. Eighth-grader Jack Lerner is proud of his 75-mph fastball, but has trouble controlling it. When his sister’s new boyfriend, a part-time college pitching coach, tells him to take something off his fast-ball and concentrate on spotting his pitches, Jack is initially resistant, but eventually comes to see the wisdom of the advice. A subplot having to do with a Ping-Pong tournament in which Jack and his friends are involved reiterates the theme that success in sports is more about refining your skills than overpowering your opponents. No overarching social issues are touched upon, and character development is minimal, but sports-minded readers should find the brisk pacing and simple vocabulary to their liking. As in other books in the series, a “Real Story” afterword describes how pro athletes dealt with issues similar to those faced by the characters in the book.”Richard Luzer, Fair Haven Union High School, VT

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