In this addition to Christopher's The Dog That. His legacy is now being carried on by his sons, Duane and Dale Christopher. I spoke about my idea to the branch librarian. Christopher Adult content: No Language: English Has Image Descriptions: No Categories: , , , Grade Levels: Fourth grade, Fifth grade, Sixth grade, Seventh grade, Eighth grade Submitted By: Bookshare Staff Usage Restrictions: This is a copyrighted book. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. In 1992, Matt Christopher talked about being a children's book author. In 1992, Matt Christopher talked about being a children's Matt Christopher is the writer young readers turn to when they're looking for fast-paced, action-packed sports novels.
Very few things make me happier than receiving fan letters from boys and girls who write that they had never cared for reading until they started to read my books. I had my own personal experiences, and I saw how other players reacted to plays, to teammates' and fans' remarks and innuendoes, to managers' orders, etc. He is the best-selling author of more than one hundred sports books for young readers. Should artistic Dewey enter even though Bundy would make a better captain? Matt Christopher is America's bestselling sports writer for children, with more than 100 books and sales approaching six million copies. He is the best-selling author of more than one hundred sports books for young readers. So I came up with my first children's book, The Lucky Baseball Bat.
Fullback Alan Minter is in trouble. The Captain Contest: Soccer Cats Series, Book 1. After writing and selling children's sports stories to magazines, I decided to write a baseball book for children. I would never trade it for another profession. First, he was picked last for a kickball game.
That is just about the ultimate in writing for children. Matt Christopher is America's bestselling sports writer for children, with more than 100 books and sales approaching six million copies. Matt Christopher is the writer young readers turn to when they're looking for fast-paced, action-packed sports novels. Then he missed the ball every time it was his turn to kick! Being the eldest of nine children seven boys and two girls , I've lived through a lot of problems many children live through, and I find these problems excellent examples to include in my books. Luckily, his friend and Soccer 'Cats goalkeeper Bucky Pinter figures out why he's having problems. I've written many short stories and books for both children and adults, and find that writing for children is really my niche.
All these had a great influence on my writing. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2009. But more trouble awaits — Alan begins to think that one of his teammates has it in for him. I was living in Syracuse, New York at the time, working at General Electric. Together they work on getting Alan's kick back in gear. I'm sure that playing sandlot baseball and then semiprofessional baseball with a Class C club in the Canadian-American League influenced my writing.
Out of all the books I've written, my favorite is The Kid Who Only Hit Homers. It's a fantasy, but the main character in it could be real. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. The Captain Contest: Soccer Cats Series, Book 1. The Captain Contest: Soccer Cats Series, Book 1. Sports have made it possible for me to meet many people with all sorts of life stories, on and off the field, and these are grist for this writer's mill. Harry can telepathically communicate information on each batter's weaknesses and strengths to his master.
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2009. . I also read detective, horror, aviation, and sports stories and decided I would try writing them myself. Synopsis 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. There are a lot of boys who would love to play baseball but, for some reason, cannot.
Should artistic Dewey enter even though Bundy would make a better captain? This works early on, but by the game's important climax, Mike has gained confidence and is guided by his own instincts. Will he and Bucky be able to solve that problem too? I submitted it to Little, Brown, and the book was published in 1954. Although this is a sports fantasy directed at the early chapter-book audience, it strains credulity and is so predictable and preachy that all but the most diligent fans of the series will lose interest early on. I was selling magazines such as the Saturday Evening Post, Country Gentleman, and Liberty, and I would read the stories, particularly the adventure and mystery stories, and think how wonderful it would be to be able to write stories and make a living at it. I'm far beyond playing age now, but I manage to go to both kids' and adult games just to keep up with them, and keep them fresh in my mind.