Tough to Tackle
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Tough to Tackle

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    978-1-59953-359-9

Look Inside Disappointed at first by not being large enough to make quarterback, Boots discovers that there is as much challenge in playing tackle. 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
    680L
  • Reading Level
    4.2
  • Reading Level Range
    4.0-4.9
  • 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
    Football
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
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