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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Lexile Measure: 570L (What's this?)
  • Series: Matt Christopher Sports Readers
  • Paperback: 42 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (April 1, 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316141038
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316141031
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #818,373 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

In this addition to Christopher's The Dog That . . . series, young Mike is scheduled to pitch against the toughest team in the league, but he's pitching wild. Mike once again calls on his dog Harry, who happens to be gifted with ESP. Harry can telepathically communicate information on each batter's weaknesses and strengths to his master. This works early on, but by the game's important climax, Mike has gained confidence and is guided by his own instincts. He pitches a no-hitter. Although this is a sports fantasy directed at the early chapter-book audience, it strains credulity and is so predictable and preachy that all but the most diligent fans of the series will lose interest early on. Ages 6-8.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Matt Christopher is the best selling name behind more than 100 sports-themed books for young readers.

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Matthew F. Christopher was born on August 16, 1917, in Bath, Pa. He was the oldest of nine children and a talented athlete, playing baseball, football and soccer in high school. He became interested in writing at the age of 14 and in 1940 had his first story published in a detective magazine. He began writing children's books in the mid 1950's with the publication of THE LUCKY BASEBALL BAT (Little, Brown and Company).

Christopher became well-known for his sports fiction novels for children with over 130 titles bearing his name. He was awarded numerous writing honors from state organizations as well as the 1993 Milner Award. Besides books, he had about 275 short stories and articles published in over 65 children and adult magazines over the years. He is considered America's best selling sports book author.

Matt Christopher and his wife Cay were the parents of four children and the grandparents of ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He died in 1997 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on April 6, 2003
Format: Paperback
I liked this book very much. It is a story about a boy named Mike and his dog Harry. Mike and Harry can read each other's minds. Mike is a pitcher for his baseball team and Harry helps him know how to pitch to the batters. It is a good story about how a boy and his dog can be best friends.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Eugene I. Humbert on November 28, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
I was deeply disappointed in finding that I could not download this book into my Windows 8.1 computer to read with the latest Kindle for PC app. I don't understand why it would not work for me, so I cancelled the sale and asked for my money back. I cannot offer a true review of the book because I was never able to download it and read it.
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