Guys Read: The Sports Pages

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Scieszka wisely notes that good stories and good games are alike: “Both reveal character and truths bigger than the game or the story.” Readers, boys and girls alike, need look no further than these stories for the proof of that.

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Guys Read: The Sports Pages
by Jon Scieszka

A lineman with something to prove, a vendetta against a baseball legend, the rise of a real-life NHL all-star, the luckiest grapefruit in sports history: open up The Sports Pages and you’re in for all of this and more. From fiction to non-fiction, from baseball to mixed martial arts and everything in between these are ten stories about the rush of victory and the crush of defeat on and off the field. Compiled by Jon Scieszka, Guys Read: The Sports Pages is a thrilling collection of brand new short stories from the following perennial all-stars: James Brown, Joseph Bruchac, Chris Crutcher, Tim Green, Dan Gutman, Gordon Korman, Chris Rylander, Anne Ursu, Jacqueline Woodson, and Stanley-Cup winner, Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown. Illustrations by Dan Santat.

About the Author: Jon Scieszka

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Author Jon Scieszka

Jon Scieszka is the National Ambassador for Children’s Literature emeritus and the bestselling author of more than twenty-five books for kids, including The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, Math Curse, Robot Zot!, and the Time Warp Trio series. Jon founded Guys Read to encourage a passion for reading among young boys, with the philosophy that boys loved to read most when they are reading the things they love. A former elementary school teacher, Jon lives in Brooklyn with his family. You can visit him online at guysread.com.

Praise & Reviews

Scieszka wisely notes that good stories and good games are alike: “Both reveal character and truths bigger than the game or the story.” Readers, boys and girls alike, need look no further than these stories for the proof of that.

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It would take a confirmed bibliophobe… not to find something enjoyable in this collection of ten original entries by noted authors.

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