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Beating the Odds: The Greatest Upsets in Sports
Beating the Odds: The Greatest Upsets in Sports
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Beating the Odds: The Greatest Upsets in Sports

Underdog miracles, dynasty defeats, and much more! In this Sports Illustrated Kids book, discover the all-time greatest upsets in sports history. Read about the Celtics’ unbelievable win against the unstoppable Lakers in the 1969 NBA Finals. Discover more about USA Hockey’s miraculous defeat of the Soviet Union at the 1980 Winter Olympics. And don’t forget the underdog Jets’ remarkable win over the Colts in Super Bowl III. With eye-popping photographs and heart-pounding text, this book will turn any sports fan into a reading all-star!

PublisherCapstone Press
BrandCapstone Captivate
Age Level8-11 Years
Reading LevelGrades 3-4
Trim Size7 x 9
Page Count32



Booklist - Julia Smith

"A gripping sports-writing style pulses through the Sports Illustrated Kids: Heroes and Heartbreaks series, which gives exciting play-by ­play accounts of unexpected victories and unfathomable failures in the world of sports. One of the series' biggest strengths is the sheer variety of sports represented in its pages. . . .There's never a dull moment in these books, which showcase the value of perseverance, hard work, joy, and humility." - Booklist

July 1, 2023

Thomas Kingsley Troupe

Thomas Kingsley Troupe

Thomas Kingsley Troupe is the author of a big ol' pile of books for kids. He's written about everything from ghosts to Bigfoot to 3rd grade werewolves. He even wrote a book about dirt. When he's not writing or reading, he investigates the strange and spooky as part of the Twin Cities Paranormal Society. Thomas lives in Woodbury, Minnesota with his two sons.

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