From School Library Journal
Grade 3-6-Bowen is quickly joining the ranks of today's most popular sports-fiction authors. In this novel, Michael and the rest of his seventh-grade basketball team are worried about the annual game against the eighth-grade team. Then Michael comes across some old Sports Illustrated magazines that outline how the 1964 UCLA Bruins used a full-court press to defeat their bigger, stronger opponents. The author scores points by including plenty of sports action to keep even the most reluctant readers flipping the pages. As in past books, he skillfully interweaves fact and fiction and uses historical sports plays and concepts as a backdrop for the story. Here he puts to rest the notion that "bigger is better." A must-have for libraries needing good sports fiction.Barb Lawler, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, PA
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"Bowen is quickly joining the ranks of today's most popular sports-fiction authors.... he skillfully interweaves fact and fiction and uses historical sports plays and concepts as a backdrop for the story." --School Library Journal
"If you are a sports fan or just love sports books, you should check out the new AllStar SportStory series by Fred Bowen.... Bowen is a natural when it comes to writing sports stories and informing his readers about the past. These books are perfect for kids ages 8 to 12." --Newsday
"[Bowen's] pace is excellent and he has a knack for efficient evocation...." --Washington Post