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Matt Christopher is the best selling name behind more than 100 sports-themed books for young readers. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 and up
  • Grade Level: 3 and up
  • Series: New Matt Christopher Sports Library
  • Library Binding: 126 pages
  • Publisher: Norwood House Press (August 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1599532166
  • ISBN-13: 978-1599532165
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,192,117 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 23, 1999
Format: Paperback
The Great Quarterback Switch, by Matt Christopher, is a book about a boy named Michael, who is physically disabled. Michael is stuck in a wheelchair the rest of his life. He has a twin brother Tom, who plays football. Michael goes to every game, wishing he could play. One day, the twins meet their next door neighbor. Ollie Prutte is pretty old. He believes in mental telepathy. Ollie tells the boys instructions on how to do telepathy, from what he knows. At Tom's next football game, it happens, the telepathy works!! This book, a sports-fiction book, is great for young sports readers. The author, Matt Christopher, is presently living in Rock Hill, South Carolina with his wife, Cay. He has written more than thirty sports novels for children.
One reason why readers like this book is because I love sports books and Matt Christopher is really good at writing for kids. A really good scene is when, on the second game of trying telepathy, it works and Michael scores two touchdowns. Another reason why readers enjoy this book is because Matt writes books so that it makes it seem real-life, not fiction. He is a great writer.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on September 15, 2006
Format: Paperback
The Great Quarterback Switch

My book is called The Great Quarterback Switch by Matt Christopher. The book is about two twin brothers named Tom and Michael that love football. But one day a tragic accident happens. Michael walked out in the street and was hit by a car. So he was paralyzed for the rest of his life. The two twins go to their neighbor's house once in a while because they're friends, and one day the man says that if you think hard enough to change places with each other in a game, than it could happen. So one day at a football game, Tom is calling the plays and Michael is on the sideline thinking hard to change places. Then all of a sudden it happens! They switched places and Michael is in the uniform and tom is sitting in the wheelchair with Michael's clothes on. Michael calls the play and it works to perfection. So Michael gets his wish to play football again, come true. My favorite character in this book is Michael because once he switches places with Tom and, makes a good play and once he comes back to his real self, everyone is cheering for Tom. And Michael wasn't selfish enough to go tell everyone that he was actually the person who made the good play. Michael was really good at football, and it was very unfortunate that he had to get hit by a car and be paralyzed for the rest of his life.

The reason I recommend this book is so interesting that whenever I read it I never want to put it down. I always want to read the next line, or next page, or next chapter of the book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Omar on December 9, 2005
Format: School & Library Binding
This book is about two twins that love the game of football, but one of the twins is handicaped. When his other brother plays in the football games, they switched their minds and the twin that was normal would be sitting in the wheelchair. I think that this book is very good. Its not the greatest, but its good for kids like in the middle school or junior high.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on December 20, 2004
Format: Paperback
I would give,The great Quarterback switch 5 stars. Have you ever had a twin? Well if you do or if you don't you will still in joy this book. This book is adout twins one is a Quarterback the our is in a wheel chair. They can switch bodys so the our is in a wheel chair can play agian. They can not tall nobody they mite think they are crazy but they told their best friend. I would not chagne a thing in the book.

I think 2 grade and up could read this book if you like football. If you the sports Matt Chirstopher who worte this book he writes many sports book for 2 and up. Adults would like his books to.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Devin Lopez on January 11, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I didn't really like it but over all it was quite all right good job Matt Christopher nice book .
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Format: Paperback
This book was pretty good. I don't really like football and all those sports out their but I thought this book was really good. Anyone that likes sports or doesn't like sports should get this book right away.
This book is about a kid that plays football and a kid that doesn't play football but The kid that does not play football knows a lot of plays because he watches his brother play football. One day they were losing, so they did something. So him and his brother switch and the brother that knows a lot of plays helps win the game and go to the championships. It's an awesome book that everyone should read when they have a chance.
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By Sharon Mccarthy on April 29, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
My nine year old son is very into football! My husband used to read these Matt Christopher books when he was young, and wanted to try them out with our youngest sports fan. Well written, just right to grab the I attention of a young boy.
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By Amazon Customer on December 16, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I really liked it.It had lots of football action and it had a meaning.Some books don't have one,This definitely had one.
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