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Unstoppable Hardcover – September 18, 2012
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The Battle of the Vegetables
Leeks who believe a cow is one of Santa’s reindeer, carrots who accept an invitation to a party given by rabbits, and a leek and carrot couple whose romance precipitates total vegetable warfare are the hapless protagonists in these satiric, snarky stories. Hardcover
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Tim is also the author of a memoir entitled A MAN AND HIS MOTHER: AN ADOPTED SON'S SEARCH which was featured in PEOPLE magazine, Entertainment Tonight, and ABC's Prime Time.
His writing career began at Syracuse University where he was a Rossman Scholar for Humanities, a Syracuse Scholar, an NCAA Top Six Scholar, Phi Beta Kappa, and co-valedictorian of his class. While studying English Literature, Tim became acquainted with the renowned minimalist Raymond Carver, and had the opportunity to study under the award-winning writer and professor Tobias Wolff.
During his studies, Tim also played football for the Syracuse Orangemen with a career that included a consensus All-American honors as well as his recent induction into the College Football Hall of Fame. In 1986, he was selected in the first round of the NFL draft by the Atlanta Falcons where he was a star defensive end for eight years. During his NFL career, Green began his thirteen year career as a commentator for National Public Radio, wrote columns for USA Today, and received his law degree with honors at Syracuse University. Because of his accomplishments both Sports Illustrated and the Los Angeles Times have called Tim Green the "Renaissance Man" of sports. After his playing career, Tim spent eleven years as an NFL analyst for FOX Sports and recently hosted FOX's nationally syndicated news magazine, A Current Affair. His other broadcast experiences have included ABC Good Morning America's legal commentator, Court TV's Pros and Cons, host of FOX Sports Net's Emmy nominated show NFL TOTAL ACCESS, and Comedy Central's Battlebots. Recently, Tim hosted the ABC Prime Time reality show, FIND MY FAMILY.
In 2007, Tim wrote FOOTBALL GENIUS, his first novel for young readers, and an instant NY Times Bestseller. The success and enjoyment of working with his own kids on the project resulted in FOOTBALL HERO, which was released in 2008. In both novels, Tim models the main characters after his own children, submerging them into a suspenseful world that blends adolescent life and sports with the visceral realm of the NFL. FOOTBALL HERO was selected as a Junior Library Guild choice and a GMA summer page turner for young adults. Most recently he released BASEBALL GREAT, another NY Times Bestseller, as well as FOOTBALL CHAMP. Tim's newest young reader novel, RIVALS, will be released in stores in March 2010.
Tim lives with his wife, Illyssa, and their five children in upstate New York. More information about Tim can be found at his Web site www.timgreenbooks.com.
Top Customer Reviews
This book is good for 4-5th graders. First, it has some harder vocabulary than some chapter books and has a longer text than some books. If you are a sports fan, than you would love this book. It has football most of the pages, also it has good football terminology. Some pages are so good they jump out at you! They use good descriptive words to get me interested. Also this book has mixed emotions that make me fell what the reader is feeling. Read this book and all you will say is WOW!
Once he is placed in this home Harrison feels like he has it all, clean clothes, his own room, and the star running back on his adopted dad’s middle school football team where he is oftend referred to as “unstoppable”. Unfortunately, Harrison is right about things feeling like they are “too good to be true”. As he is diagnosed with cancer, his leg is simultaneously amputated from the knee down, forcing him to face many new lifelong challenges. Through Tim Green’s introduction of Harrison’s cancer, he introduces a new important person in Harrison’s life, his hospital roommate, Marty. Marty is a younger kid who has been battling cancer for much longer than Harrison and knows the end of his own life is near. This puts Harrison’s circumstances into prespective since this younger boy who has it worse off is nothing but positive and uplifting. With the amputation of his leg another important character is introduced, Major. As an old friend of his adopted father who comes back from the military, he moves in to help push Harrison to get back on his feet with a prosthetic leg and intensive training. The only hope Harrison has left is that he can come back to football and soon become unstoppable again.Read more ›
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By far, this is better to me than any Roald Dahl, Mike Lupica, or J.K. Rowling (the author of the Harry Potter series) book i've ever read. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Matthew Medden
The book, Unstoppable by Time Green is about a Pennsylvania kid who had a rough childhood. Harrison Johnson is the main character; a thirteen year old boy who is nicknamed... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Eric Bell
My 10 year-old son LOVED this book! He is a voracious reader, but rarely takes the time to share parts of the stories. With Unstoppable, by Tim Green, he shared and shared again. Read morePublished 2 months ago by M. Mclean
Unstoppable by Tim Green, is about a middle-schooled age boy, Harrison, who had a troubled past in foster care. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Heather Mousavi