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Champion's Choice (Odyssey Classic) Paperback – March 15, 1990


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  • Age Range: 8 and up
  • Grade Level: 3 - 5
  • Series: Odyssey Classic
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers (March 15, 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0152160744
  • ISBN-13: 978-0152160746
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 5.1 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,613,892 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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JOHN R. TUNIS (1889-1975) was considered one of the finest writers for young people during the 1940s and '50s. He wrote more than twenty books, many of them award winners. The timeless appeal of his novels has made them enduringly popular with readers of all ages.

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John R. Tunis (1889-1975) was a novelist and sportswriter best remembered for his series of novels about the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1940s and '50s. Born in Boston, Tunis graduated from Harvard University and then served in the Army during World War I. He began writing sports columns in 1925 and was soon contributing to dozens of publications, including the New Yorker, Reader's Digest, Esquire, and the Saturday Evening Post. A tennis player himself, Tunis broadcast the first Wimbledon match to air in the United States in 1934.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Solomon Valley Books on September 29, 2005
Format: Hardcover
From the moment Janet Johnson's childish skill with a tennis racquet attracted the the attention of a professional, tennis became Janet's one love. There were the years of gruelling practice to perfect the natural aptitude of the girl, followed by victories at Wimbledon and in the United States tennis championships. The shy,awkward girl from the country became a poised, confident young lady. Rodney Davis, Janet's childhood friend, played an important part in Janet's victories with his advice on tennis strategy, but when he asked Janet to give up her championship and marry him, she was faced with the biggest decision in her life. In making her decision, Janet learned her hardest lesson. Champion's Choice is filled with the tense and vivid drama of championship tennis, and the thrilling story of a "Cinderella" championship.
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