Cover image for Kick it!
Title:
Kick it!
Author:
Christopher, Matt, 1917-1997.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Little Brown, 2003.
Physical Description:
52 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Summary:
After Alan accidentally kicks his teammate Eddie during a game, he not only has problems kicking but also has to endure teasing by another fullback.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
7-9.

540 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.7 1.0 74289.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 2.8 4 Quiz: 34477 Guided reading level: M.
ISBN:
9780316076609
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Fullback Alan Minter is having trouble with his kick. His friend, goalkeeper Bucky Pinter, works with him to improve. But Alan begins to think that one of his teammates has it in for him. Illustrations.


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)