by Fred Bowen
Sam loves football. Most of all he loves the feeling he gets when his team, the Cowboys, are working together—moving closer and closer to the end zone.
After an important game, Sam’s pride in his football team begins to fade. The Cowboys beat the Giants in the final play with a touchdown by Sam. But later, Sam and his teammates realize that the winning touchdown was scored illegally. Now the team is divided about what to do. It is only when Sam’s father tells the Cowboys about a famous football game—and similar dilemma—that that Sam knows what to do. But will his teammates agree?
Author Fred Bowen continues his Sports Story series with play-by-play action that’s sure to keep readers on the edge of their seats! An afterword tells the real story of the 1940 Cornell-Dartmouth football game, the only college sporting event ever to be decided after the completion of the game. For more on this title, visit the Sports Story Series website here.
Publication Date: 8/1/2009
Page Count: 128
Size: 5-1/4″ x 7-1/2″
Age Range: 7 – 12
Age Range: 7 – 12
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F&P: GRL R, Gr 4, Genre RF
Themes: Football, Sportsmanship, Teamwork
BISAC 1: JUV032030 JUVENILE FICTION / Sports & Recreation / Football
BISAC 2: JUV039060 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Friendship
BISAC 3: JUV000000 JUVENILE FICTION / General
“Plenty of walloping gridiron action…unexpectedly potent drama.” ―Booklist
“An excellent opportunity for a group discussion and will be a fine addition to other popular play-by-play sports chapter books.” ―School Library Journal
Charlotte Award Suggested Reading List (Intermediate) ―New York State Reading Association, 2012
South Carolina Children’s Book Award (Nominee) ―South Carolina Association of School Librarians, 2011-2012
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Meet the Author
Fred Bowen is the author of Peachtree’s popular Fred Bowen Sports Story series. A lifelong sports fanatic, he has coached youth league baseball, basketball, and soccer. His kids’ sports column “The Score” appears each week in the KidsPost section of the Washington Post. Bowen lives in Maryland. You can visit his website here.