Full Court Fever
by Fred Bowen
The Falcons have the skill but not the height required to win their games. Will they be able to win the dreaded end-of-the-season game against their much taller rivals?
The Falcons have a problem: they’ve lost the first two games of the season. Although they have skill, they lack height. When Michael Mancino comes across an old issue of Sports Illustrated, he discovers the similarly vertically challenged UCLA Bruins who won the 1964 NCAA Championship with an aggressive and hard-to-beat full-court zone press. Will the Falcons be able to make a comeback and win against the much bigger eighth grade team?
Author Fred Bowen continues his Sports Story series with full court, play-by-play action that’s sure to keep readers on the edge of their seats! An afterword provides the real story behind the 1964 UCLA Bruins. For more on this title, visit the Sports Story series website here.
Publication Date: 10/1/2009
Page Count: 103
Size: 5-1/4″ x 7-1/2″
Age Range: 7 – 12
Age Range: 7 – 12
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F&P: GRL Q, Gr 4, Genre RF
Themes: Basketball, Cooperation, Teamwork
BISAC 1: JUV032020 JUVENILE FICTION / Sports & Recreation / Basketball
BISAC 2: JUV005000 JUVENILE FICTION / Boys & Men
BISAC 3: JUV044000 JUVENILE FICTION / Readers / Intermediate
“[Bowen’s] pacing is excellent and he has a knack for efficient evocation.” ―The Washington Post
“Bowen is quickly joining the ranks of today’s most popular sports-fiction authors…he skillfully interweaves fact and fiction and uses historical sports plays and concepts as a backdrop for the story.” ―School Library Journal
“Bowen is a natural when it comes to writing sports stories and informing his readers about the past. These books are perfect for kids ages 8 to 12.” ―Newsday
Maryland Children’s Book Award (Nominee, Intermediate Level) ―State of Maryland International Reading Council, 2002
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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.