Lay-ups and long shots : an anthology of short stories

Format: Print Book 2008
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
Available (3)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Fiction Collection j FICTION Lay-ups
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  j FICTION Lay-ups
 
 
Penn Hills Library Juvenile Fiction j LAY
Location  Penn Hills Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
 
Call Number  j LAY
 
 
Plum Community Library Juvenile Fiction J FIC LAY
Location  Plum Community Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
 
Call Number  J FIC LAY
 
 
Summary
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.
Contents
SWISH: a basketball story / Joseph Bruchac
Fat girls don't run / Lynea Bowdish
Bounce-back / David Lubar
H-O-R-S-E / Terry Trueman
Amazing dirt girl rides again / C.S. Perryess
Riding the wave / Dorian Cirrone
Red shorts, white water / Jamie McEwan
Big foot / Max Elliot Anderson
Song of hope / Peggy Duffy.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "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 feature tweens or teens who, despite lack of skill or other obstacles, engage in athletic pursuits. Some, such as Joseph Bruchac's account of failed early basketball dreams and champion canoer Jamie McEwan's tale of a kayaker who almost loses his shorts in a spill, have autobiographical elements. Terry Trueman tracks an exciting game of H-O-R-S-E in a mix of prose and free verse; Jeff's disability becomes an asset on the football field in Max Elliot Anderson's Big Foot ; and in Lynea Bowdish's Fat Girls Don't Run,  overweight Carla turns out to be faster in a race than anyone including she herself expects. Consistently readable and engaging, the collection should have as much appeal for geeks as it does for jocks.--Peters, John Copyright 2008 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Sports stories.
Athletic ability -- Juvenile fiction.
Sportsmanship -- Juvenile fiction.
Sports -- Fiction.
Athletic ability -- Fiction.
Sportsmanship -- Fiction.
Short stories.
Publisher Plain City, OH :Darby Creek Pub.,2008
Other Titles Layups and long shots
Contributors Bruchac, Joseph, 1942-
Audience Ages 10 and up.
Language English
Awards A Junior Library Guild selection
Description 112 pages ; 19 cm
ISBN 9781581960785 (hardcover)
1581960786 (hardcover)
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