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Tennis Ace (Matt Christopher Sports Classics) Hardcover – April, 2000


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 and up
  • Series: Matt Christopher Sports Classics
  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Little Brown and Company; 1st edition (April 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316135194
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316135191
  • Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 5.3 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,264,355 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

Grade 3-6-Steve Greeley, 12, and his sister Ginny, 14, are excellent tennis players. Their father coaches them and has high hopes that his son will someday play on the pro tour, something he could not do because of a knee injury. Steve, however, has other interests and isn't ready to commit himself to full-time tennis. Meanwhile, their father doesn't take Ginny's game seriously, and she would love to go pro. The plot is transparent but the lively action throughout will keep young players intrigued. However, readers will have to know quite a bit about the game. Some terms are defined within the text, but many are not. Christopher serves another winner for fans of the sport.
Kate Kohlbeck, Randall School, Waukesha, WI
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.

More About the Author

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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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 26, 2001
Format: Paperback
Stive is an awesome tennis player in his dad's eyes, but he wishes that he could play just like his sister,Ginny. While Ginny is beating the tar out of all of her components, her dad is focused on Stieve with his hard-to-win matches. This frustraites the two that their dad is ignoring the talent of Ginny and is watchiiing Stieves every moment. Vince, a former pro, has offered Stieve a chance to go to his summer camp. Stieve doesn't want to make his dad feel bad, so he stalls for the longest time. After a while,(when Vince watches both Stieve and Ginny's matches), Vince offers for Ginny to come along too. Here mom told her she can't, but it is so hard for her to resist. Stieve doesn't want to go to the camp because he dousn't want to play tennis, and more tennis almost 24/7 for the whole summer.He would rather stay at home and play with his pals. Stive wants the real tennis ace to go,Ginny. Stieve and Ginny both won their tournaments with 1st place. Will the tennis aces, Stieve and Ginny, gain enough courage to tell their dad how they feel about tennis before it's too late? I suggest this book to other kids if you dod or donn't like tennis because you always want to find out what is going to happen next,or who will do what! I would rate this book for readers of the age between 4th grade through college. If you read this book, I hope that you like it as much as i did!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 20, 2000
Format: Paperback
Good job Matt ! As an avid tennis player, I am always looking for tennis books at my level ( I am 12 ). This book is great even if you don't play tennis. I gave it to a friend of mine who has never played and she said it explained tennis really well.The characters are really realistic and I would definitley recommend this book !
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ben McCormack on March 13, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
Eagles are monitoring and the Immaculate reception and peels the Immaculate reception and peels the Immaculate conception of a good storyline and
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on March 4, 2001
Format: Paperback
Steve is a great player in this book.He does not want to go to this tennis camp but it seems like he has to!please buy this good book.
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