Heart of a Champion

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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, May 30, 2009 - Sports & Recreation - 192 pages
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Jimmy Winter is a born star on the baseball field, and Seth Barnam can only dream of being as talented. Still, the two baseball fanatics have the kind of friendship that should last forever. But when Seth experiences an unthinkable loss, he's forced to find his own personal strength--on and off the field.

An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
An ALA Best Book for Reluctant Readers
A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age
Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Book of the Year
 

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Inspiring

User Review  - victorious45 - Borders

This book is amazing! At first everyone was telling me 'that's a boy book, you won't like it'. Boy were they wrong. This book was really inspiring. I'll admit it, I cried at the ending. Everyone should read this book regardless of age or gender. Read full review

Was a Great Read for Sports readers

User Review  - Mike F - Borders

This book was a great read for me, because the it was about a sport that I love but was not a children's book, and I really liked how the book seemed like a real life situation. If you were a person ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Carl Deuker participated in several sports as a boy. He was good enough to make most teams, but not quite good enough to play much. He describes himself as a classic second-stringer. "I was too slow and too short for basketball; I was too small for football, a little too chicken to hang in there against the best fastballs. So, by my senior year the only sport I was still playing was golf." Carl still loves playing golf early on Sunday mornings at Jefferson Park in Seattle, the course on which Fred Couples learned to play. His handicap at present is 13. Combining his enthusiasm for both writing and athletics, Carl has created many exciting, award-winning novels for young adults. He currently lives in Seattle, Washington, with his wife and daughter.

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