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 discover
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? Now in a newly revised format!
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 the dreaded end-of-the-season game against the much bigger eighth-grade team?
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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
If you are a sports fan or just love sports books, you should check out the new AllStar SportStory series by Fred Bowen...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
[Bowen's] pace is excellent and he has a knack for efficient evocation...--Washington Post
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AR Quiz: 20265
AR Reading Level: 4.3
AR Points: 2
F&P (Fountas & Pinnell)
F&P Level: Q
F&P Grade: 4
Reading Counts Level: 3.4
Reading Counts Points: 5
Reading Counts Interest Level: 3-5
Color Info: black & white illustrations
Fred Bowen is the author of Peachtree's popular Fred Bowen Sports Story and All-Star Sport 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.
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