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Title:
Dive right in
Author:
Christopher, Matt, 1917-1997.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Boston [Mass.] : Little, Brown and Co., [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
129 pages ; 20 cm
Summary:
Forced to quit gymnastics to avoid serious injury, twelve-year-old Traci tries to fill the void in her life by taking up diving.
General Note:
"The #1 sports series for kids."
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.7 3.0 64314.
ISBN:
9780316349192

9780316349215
Format :
Book

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Summary

Twelve-year-old Traci Winchell is a gifted gymnast, but lately she's been having trouble -- so much trouble that her coach warns her she may need to drop out or else risk serious injury. Traci wants to find something to fill the void left by gymnastics, but is diving for her?


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)