Power Pitcher
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Power Pitcher

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    978-1-59953-356-8

Look Inside Jimmie makes his teammates mad when he becomes captain and selects himself as pitcher of his baseball team and he does not perform well during games. These are Matt Christopher's best selling novels about sports and the kids who play them. Each story is over 100 pages and is packed with fast paced sports action that include subtle life lessons on sportsmanship, responsibility, and doing the right thing. The larger, more accessible type and redesigned covers will attract and ignite the interest of a new generation of Matt Christopher readers. The quality library paper and guaranteed library binding will keep the books circulating for years.

  • Fountas & Pinnell Level
    Q
  • Lexile Level
    420L
  • Reading Level
    3
  • Reading Level Range
    3.0-3.9
  • Dewey Number
    FIC
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Series
    The New Matt Christopher Sports Library
  • Copyright
    2010
  • Fiction/Non-Fiction
    Fiction
  • Grade Level
    3-6
  • Author
    Matt Christopher
  • Subject
    Baseball
Grade Level: 3-6. When Jimmie became captain of his baseball team, he appointed himself as the pitcher. The rest of his teammates became angry. When the other pitcher leaves the team and Jimmie does poorly pitching, will he be able to get Paul to return? Sport lovers will enjoy this book and the lesson to be learned.

Book Buzz, August 2010



Originally published in 1956, this Matt Christopher novel still says a lot about team work and how to be a part of a team. Readers will be able to see themselves in this novel and learn how to correct their mistakes. I think there is a strong message here that readers will understand. Being a member of a baseball team is a timeless rite of passage for most readers and this will appeal to those who play the game. Good descriptions are used of the games and the camaraderie that exists on baseball teams. While this particular title is not reviewed, some titles in the series were reviewed positively in Hornbook Magazine - Spring 2009. Recommended

Richardson Independent School District's Library Media Services Book Review Program, June 2010
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