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Quarterback Season

Fred Bowen

Nominee:Virginia Readers Choice Award -Middle School (2014)
Nominee:Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award -Grades 3-5 (2014)
Eighth grader Matt Monroe is a shoo-in for starting quarterback for the Parkside Middle School football team this year. Or so he thinks.

Devro, a new seventh grader, looks impressive. He's consistent and can run the plays almost as well as Matt. And he's got speed. Could he ruin Matt's chances of taking the position as quarterback? Utilizing Matt's journal, author Fred Bowen shows readers the importance of reflection and teamwork as one strives to be a better player.

In the afterword, Bowen shares the real story of Instant Replay: The Green Bay Diary of Jerry Kramer, a book by Green Bay Packers offensive lineman Jerry Kramer and sportswriter Dick Schaap covering the 1967 Green Bay Packers Super Bowl-winning season.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Peachtree Publishers
  • Publish Date: Aug 2nd, 2011
  • Pages: 144
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 7.40in - 5.20in - 0.60in - 0.25lb
  • EAN: 9781561455942
  • Recommended age: 07-11
  • Categories: Sports & Recreation - FootballBoys & MenSocial Themes - Values & Virtues

About the Author

Fred Bowen was a Little Leaguer who loved to read and is still a lifelong sports fanatic. He is the author of the action-packed Fred Bowen Sports Story series, currently totaling more than twenty titles. For thirteen years, Bowen coached kids' baseball and basketball teams. He has also written a weekly sports column for kids in the Washington Post since 2000. He was a lawyer for many years before retiring to become a full-time children's book author.Bowen lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, with his wife Peggy Jackson. They have two grown children.

Praise for this book

"Another absorbing sports tale from the prolific and dependable Bowen. . . The author expertly balances the subplots and football action." --Booklist