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Track and Field Takedown
Track and Field Takedown
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Jake Maddox

Track and Field Takedown

Kyle's school decides to host an Olympic Fest in honor of the Summer Olympics, and he's assigned to compete in the track-and-field events. The only problem is, he's no good at them. Will practice make perfect, or will Kyle embarrass himself in front of everyone?

PublisherStone Arch Books
BrandJake Maddox
Age Level8-11 Years
Reading LevelGrades 2-3
GenreSports Fiction
Trim Size5 1/4 x 7 1/2
Page Count72



Library Media Connection - Nick Petrosino

"This series does a nice job of spreading the wealth when it comes to sports fiction. Instead of concentrating on the typical mainstays, the series provides interesting storylines pertaining to some lesser publicized sports. The books are broken down into short chapters with plenty of white space for easy reading. The characters and plots are believable as each story escalates to its satisfactory conclusion. Full-page, b&w illustrations help the characters come to life and provide visual context. This high-interest, low-level series is sure to be a hit with many readers, but expect sports enthusiasts and Matt Christopher fans to be the first in line to get their hands on these books. Additional features include discussion questions, writing prompts, and additional information about each sport. Recommended." - Library Media Connection

October 1, 2012

Jake Maddox

Jake Maddox

Who is Jake Maddox? Athlete, author, world-traveler – or all three? He has surfed in Hawaii, scuba-dived in Australia, and climbed the mountains of Peru and Alaska. His books range from the most popular team sports to outdoor activities to survival adventures and even to auto racing. His exploits have inspired numerous writers to walk in his footsteps – literally! Each of his stories is stamped with teamwork, fair play, and a strong sense of self-worth and discipline. Always a team-player, Maddox realizes it takes more than one man (or woman) to create a book good enough for a young reader. He hopes the lessons learned on the court, field, or arena and the champion sprinter pace of his books can motivate kids to become better athletes and lifelong readers.

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