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Lay-ups and Long Shots: An Anthology of Short Stories By Joseph Bruchac Lynea Bowdish David Lubar,

  • Title: Lay-ups and Long Shots: An Anthology of Short Stories
  • Author: Joseph Bruchac Lynea Bowdish David Lubar
  • ISBN: 9781581960785
  • Page: 449
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Purely fiction, these stories tell the tales of athletes in a variety of sports, including track, football, martial arts, Ping Pong, fishing, and dirt bike riding.Contents SWISH a basketball story by Joseph BruchacFat girls don t run by Lynea BowdishBounce back by David LubarH O R S E by Terry TruemanAmazing dirt girl rides again by C.S PerryessRiding the wave by DorianPurely fiction, these stories tell the tales of athletes in a variety of sports, including track, football, martial arts, Ping Pong, fishing, and dirt bike riding.Contents SWISH a basketball story by Joseph BruchacFat girls don t run by Lynea BowdishBounce back by David LubarH O R S E by Terry TruemanAmazing dirt girl rides again by C.S PerryessRiding the wave by Dorian CirroneRed shorts, white water by Jamie McEwanBig foot by Max Elliot AndersonSong of hope by Peggy Duffy
    Lay ups and Long Shots An Anthology of Short Stories Purely fiction these stories tell the tales of athletes in a variety of sports including track football martial arts Ping Pong fishing and dirt bike riding Contents SWISH a basketball story by

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    1. This book is a collection of short stories about the athlete s experiences in a variety of sports You would like this book if you like to read about sports and if you want an easy read.

    2. Lay ups and Long Shots An Anthology of Short Stories written by Joseph Bruchac and many other authors is a short stories book In this book, there are many chapters about sports and how each character struggles to reach their goal in their sport I recommend this book to people who like reading short stories or are interested in sports Since this also motivated you a bit.

    3. I read Fat Girls Can t Don t Run by Lynea Bowdish on 8 4 12 This story comes from a collection of sports themed stories entitled Lay ups and Long Shots It definitely fits in well with the second part of that title, because the main character of the story, Carla Anders, doesn t see herself as the kind of person who can run, let alone win a race Instead, she sees herself as a fat girl for whom dieting and exercise are equally hopeless The point, she says, is to stay as invisible as possible becaus [...]

    4. This is a great book it contains many great authors and stories each author wrote a short stories about different kids playing sports My favorite story is fat girls don t run It is about this one girl named Gil who is over weight, and in gym they were doing relay races She was vs a another fat girl When the Other fat girl was in the lead Gil just thought of walking her dog, because her dog always used to pull her, so when she thought of her dog Gil Just kept running because when she walks her do [...]

    5. Gr 5 8 Nine authors for children and young adults team up for this compilation of short stories whose focus is the spirit of the game As with Sports Shorts Darby Creek, 2005 , which included contributions from several of the same authors, these accessible and engaging selections cover a wide range of sports, from basketball to surfing to BMX riding The protagonists are not star players Instead, they are the second or third stringers who love their particular sport so much that they are willing t [...]

    6. I was hoping for a whole collection of basketball stories, but this has some nice stories about a variety of sports, including David Lubar s fun story about Ping Pong The collection is should appeal to reluctant readers with its small trim size, short short stories, and attractive cover Terry Trueman s verse story about playing H O R S E is my fav in the collection.

    7. A fine collection of shorter short stories that would make for a nice introduction to the genre for younger students The title implies basketball stories, but there are just two about b ball, the others are about ping pong, surfing, biking, kayaking, running, and, get this sports stories featuring girls.

    8. Very simple stories around a sports theme that deal with teen feelings than the actual sports themselves I loved Terry Trueman s basketball poem and thought this would have highappeal for struggling middle grade readers.

    9. This anthology is superbly written The stories are authentic, the characters are real, and the craftsmanship of the authors is impeccable.To read our full review, go to The Reading Tub.

    10. I enjoyed the various stories of middle school drama, trauma, and angst These sports shorts included stories about basketball, football, kayaking, surfing, ping pong, running, Ping Pong, etc.

    11. Some of the stories were amazingly well done while others were lackinga common trait for story collections All in all, it s still a good read.

    12. Sports themed short stories from a variety of sports including kayaking, ping pong, running, basketball A good guy read.

    13. I really enjoyed all of the short stories in this book They were moving and involved some sort of struggle to play a sport they loved.

    14. Great sports short stories These short stories are a bit different not about your sports stars I could see myself in one of the characters in a story in this book.

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