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Title:
Operation baby-sitter
Author:
Christopher, Matt, 1917-1997.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Boston : Little, Brown, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
56 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Summary:
Ten-year-old Bundy finds his performance and attitude as captain of his soccer team suffering when he is saddled with a babysitter at home.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
620 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.8 1.0 34554.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 4.5 3 Quiz: 16033.
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ISBN:
9780316137232
Format :
Book

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Ten-year-old Bundy finds his performance and attitude as captain of his soccer team suffering when he is saddled with a babysitter at home.


Author Notes

Matt Christopher was born August 16, 1917 in Bath, Pennsylvania. He had a variety of odd jobs before focusing full time on writing including playing shortstop for a Class C minor-league team in Smith Falls, Ontario. He also drove trucks and sold umbrellas and worked in a theater. Christopher finally began his writing career in 1940, when he wrote a detective story that was accepted by Detective Box Magazine in 1943

His first children's book was The Lucky Baseball Bat, published in 1954, which was in print for 25 years. Christopher was the best-selling author of more than fifty sports books for young readers. He is best known for his sports novels for children as well as his many short stories and articles in numerous children's and adults' magazines. His later works include Dirt Bike Racer, The Spy on Third Base, and Skateboard Tough. Christopher wrote 78 books in all and over 250 magazine articles and short stories.

Matt Christopher dies in 1997.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 1-4-Christopher opens this beginning chapter book in the midst of a soccer game with the score tied. Later, 10-year-old Bundy, the team captain, discovers that his grandfather, who had been looking after him after school and during the summer, is moving to Florida. When Bundy's parents tell him that they have hired a baby-sitter, he is sure that his teammates will make fun of him. However, he has second thoughts when the sitter arrives with her soccer gear. Only the main character is developed and Bundy's relationships with the rest of the team are nonexistent. Still, the boy's concerns are very real-how to play well, how to keep the truth hidden from his friends, how to be a good captain and role model-and young readers will identify with him and be engaged by the action. Also, the message, to give everyone a chance, is a positive one. Most of the full-page black-and-white cartoons show Bundy practicing and playing soccer.-Edith Ching, St. Albans School, Mt. St. Alban, Washington, DC (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.