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Gunner, Football Hero
by James E. Ransome
James E. Ransome, Illustrator

Reinforced | 32 pages | 10 x 10 | US$ 16.95
ISBN: 9780823420537 | 08-15-2010

Grade: SECOND | Age: 4 to 8

Themes: Sports, Determination
Recommendations: K

About the Book
A young football player gets the chance to play in the championship game in this charming story about sportsmanship.

So what if Gunner is rounder than most football players? He throws a stellar pass! When he becomes third-string quarterback on his Pee Wee Football team, he fears he won't ever get to take the field. But in the championship game his team's luck runs out, and it is up to Gunner to lead them to victory. Will his awesome arm save the game?

"Ransome‚Äôs watercolor-and-line drawings as well as page layouts are appropriately full of action, and the faces of the players and crowds engagingly expressive and humorous."—Kirkus Reviews

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