Boots is a middle school age boy who loves to play football. He has his heart set on playing quarterback for a team called the Apollos, but due to Boot’s large build he will have to play a position in the backfield. It is hard for Boots to accept this however he sticks it out and stays on the team. Boots is encouraged by his older brother Tom who is serving overseas in the U.S. armed service. Life lessons about loyalty, teamwork, and perseverance are the message of this addition to the Matt Christopher sports library series. A good choice for the reluctant, male reader.
Richmond Public Schools, October 2011
Grade Level: 3-6. This is from the new Matt Christopher sports library. Boots Raymond wants more than anything to play quarterback. But because of his size, the coach assigns him to play tackle. Boots get angry and he almost quits the team. He soon learns, however, that there is as much challenge in playing tackle.
Book Buzz, August 2010