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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.

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 love to read most when they are reading things they love. A former elementary school teacher, Jon lives in Brooklyn with his family. For more great books, more great facts, and more about your favorite authors, head over to www.guysread.com. You’ll be glad you did.

Published by Walden Pond Press an Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers