Booklist Online?You?ll be entranced until the last shot on goal.? ?Soccer WireEighth-grader Nate Osborne is a forward on his soccer team, the Strikers. Like the rest of his team, he can get competitiv
Looking for soccer action? Check out this Sports Story Series book from Washington Post KidsPost columnist and author Fred Bowen ? perfect for fans of Mike Lupica and Tim Green.
?Bowen tucks in plenty of soccer action.? ?Booklist Online
?You?ll be entranced until the last shot on goal.? ?Soccer Wire
Eighth-grader Nate Osborne is a forward on his soccer team, the Strikers. Like the rest of his team, he can get competitive, especially when it comes to playing against their rivals, the Monarchs. The Strikers desperately want the Monarchs to lose. They even root against them when they play other teams.
During a game against the Monarchs, Nate has to decide between going for a goal after a player on the rival team gets injured or kicking the ball out of bounds as an act of good sportsmanship. His aunt has always taught him the importance of fair play, but will he lose the support of his team if he does the right thing?
Out of Bounds is an entertaining yet thoughtful story about young athletes struggling with teamwork and sportsmanship.
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?Bowen understands the dynamics of our sport, its nuances, and the give-and-take of a soccer match, especially among young players? You?ll be entranced until the last shot on goal? ?Soccer Wire
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Curriculum Connections: Realistic fiction, Sport Stories series, male main character, Themes; sportsmanship. Back matter; compare and contrast the "real story" to the fictional account
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?Bowen tucks in plenty of soccer action ?plus a chocolate chip cookie recipe?and closes with some real-life sports incidents that exemplify the principle he wants to highlight.? ?Booklist Online
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Exciting team play-by-play action, snappy dialogue, realistic conflicts, and engaging plots enhance these middle grade novels which feature fascinating glimpses into sports history.