Athletic Shorts: Six Short Stories

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Product Details

Price
$9.99  $9.19
Publisher
Greenwillow Books
Publish Date
Pages
208
Dimensions
5.02 X 7.08 X 0.48 inches | 0.28 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780060507831

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About the Author

Chris Crutcher has written nine critically acclaimed novels, an autobiography, and two collections of short stories. Drawing on his experience as a family therapist and child protection specialist, Crutcher writes honestly about real issues facing teenagers today: making it through school, competing in sports, handling rejection and failure, and dealing with parents. He has won three lifetime achievement awards for the body of his work: the Margaret A. Edwards Award, the ALAN Award, and the NCTE National Intellectual Freedom Award. Chris Crutcher lives in Spokane, Washington.

Reviews

"An involving group of stories...thought-provoking and discussable."--Kirkus
"The characterizations are powerfully drawn, and the dialogue is quick and scorching."--The Horn Book (starred review)
"A winning collection of stories...will speak to YAs, touch them deeply and introduce them to characters they'll want to know better."--School Library Journal (starred review)
"Crutcher knows teen issues and how kids think and talk...he mixes poignancy and humor in just the right proportion to keep readers involved."--ALA Booklist
"If the stereotype of the 'bonehead jock' is ever to be defeated, it will be at Crutcher's hands...compelling enough to engage even the most sedentary readers."--Publishers Weekly
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