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Title:
Body check
Author:
Christopher, Matt, 1917-1997.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Boston : Little, Brown, 2003.
Physical Description:
138 pages ; 20 cm
Summary:
Twelve-year-old Brent Mullen discovers that the new assistant hockey coach is teaching the defensemen on his team illegal moves to help them win at any cost.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
730 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.9 4.0 73832.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 5.2 8 Quiz: 34348 Guided reading level: T.
ISBN:
9780316136150

9780316134057
Format :
Book

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KEYNOTE A hockey novel about playing fair and good sportsmanship. DESCRIPTION Thirteen-year-old Brent Mullen isn't sure he's seeing what he thinks he's seeing. Did his best friend and teammate just pull a dirty trick on the ice--all for the sake of winning? And if so, where did he learn the move? It soon becomes clear to Brent that some of his teammates are more interested in winning than playing fair, and that the new assistant coach is more than willing to teach them illegal moves to help them reach their goal. But just how far will those players go--and will Brent be able to stop them before someone gets seriously hurt?


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)