Lay-ups and Long Shots: Eight Short Stories

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Darby Creek, Aug 1, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 112 pages
Purely fiction, these stories tell the tales of athletes in a variety of sports, including track, football, martial arts, Ping Pong, fishing, and dirt bike riding.
 

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John Peters (Booklist, Sep. 15, 2008 (Vol. 105, No. 2)) Written by many of the same authors but aimed at a younger audience than the entries in Sports Shorts (2005), these nine new short stories ... Read full review

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Sports stories are usually about success and failure! But those two terms are differently defined in this exciting, unusual collection that will spark the mind of all readers, whether you like sports ... Read full review

Contents

A Basketball Story
5
Fat Girls Dont Run
21
BounceBack
31
HORSE
41
Amazing Dirt Girl Rides Again
55
Riding The Wave
65
Red Shorts White Water
73
Big Foot
87
Song Of Hope
99
Back Flap
113
Back Cover
114
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Joseph Bruchac was born in Saratoga Springs, New York, and grew up in the Adirondack foothills. He began to take an interest in his Abenaki heritage when he was a teenager. Mr. Bruchac has written many books, poems, plays, and short stories--most of which include tales, characters, and teachings from his Native American roots. Performing as a storyteller allows him another way to preserve his Abenaki culture.

David Lubar has written more than twenty books for young readers, including Hidden Talents , Flip , Invasion of the Road Weenies , Punished , and My Rotten Life . His novels are on reading lists across the country, saving countless students from a close encounter with Madame Bovary . His short stories have appeared in the collections of such respected anthologists as M. Jerry Weiss, Don Gallo, and Michael Cart, and in a variety of magazines, including Boy's Life , READ , and Nickelodeon . He has also designed and programmed many video games, but he'd much rather spend his time writing books and hanging out with librarians. He lives in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, with his wife and a variety of cats.

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