Undercover Tailback

Matt Christopher

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ISBN 10: 0606068384 / ISBN 13: 9780606068383
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Synopsis: Parker Nolan, a notorious liar, must convince his teammates that he saw a mysterious stranger stealing football plays from the coach's playbook

From School Library Journal: Grade 4-6-- Football player Parker, 12, has a penchant for telling tall tales and outright lies. In a boy-who-cries-wolf scenario, his teammates and coach refuse to believe his truthful account of how he witnessed someone photograph their playbook. The boy proves his story by exposing the spy, and learns a lesson about honesty along the way. This is one of Christopher's weaker efforts, delivering more of a second-rate mystery than his typical, fast-paced sports story. The foreshadowing and development of the far-fetched plot take away from any semblance of characterization beyond the protagonist's and limit the amount of game description. Further, few 12-year-olds would think of offering money to an opposing player, much less provide him with a miniature camera for photographing a playbook. A little syrup is added when the perpetrator says he took and sold the pictures because his father was recently laid off. While the legions of Christopher's fans will undoubtedly read this one, they will also hope his next book offers more. --Tom S. Hurlburt, La Crosse Public Library, WI
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Title: Undercover Tailback
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Binding: Prebound
Book Condition: Fair

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Matt Christopher
Published by Turtleback Books
ISBN 10: 0606068384 ISBN 13: 9780606068383
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