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Touchdown Trouble

Fred Bowen

Nominee:South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award -Children's (2012)
Sam loves football. There's nothing better than the rush he gets when his team, the Cowboys, are working together--moving closer and closer to the end zone.

But in a key game, the Cowboys beat their archrivals to remain undefeated, thanks to a major play by Sam.

However, the celebration ends when he and his teammates make an unwelcome discovery: The winning play was illegal. Is the Cowboys' perfect season in jeopardy? Did they really deserve to win?

Author Fred Bowen delivers exciting play-by-play action along with an important story of winning and losing, truth and consequences, and good sportsmanship. The afterword reveals the inspiration for this story: the controversial 1940 Cornell-Dartmouth game.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Peachtree Publishers
  • Publish Date: Aug 4th, 2009
  • Pages: 144
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 7.40in - 5.20in - 0.40in - 0.25lb
  • EAN: 9781561454976
  • Recommended age: 07-11
  • Categories: Sports & Recreation - FootballSocial 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

"An excellent opportunity for a group discussion and will be a fine addition to other popular play-by-play sports chapter books." --School Library Journal

"Plenty of walloping gridiron action. . . unexpectedly potent drama." --Booklist