Off the rim
Chris Skallerup yearns to be more than a benchwarmer on the Oak View Middle School basketball team. To improve his game, he turns to one of his best friends, the high-scoring star of the middle school girls' team, Greta "Gretzky" Pemberton. But, it's Greta's mom-who was a high school basketball star without ever making a basket-who teaches him that defense is just as important as offense to a team's success on the court.
With the help of Greta and her mom, Chris begins to change his defensive strategy and successfully learns to keep his opponents from scoring. To his surprise, Chris becomes a valuable player on the school team while hardly scoring at all.
In the sports history epilogue, readers learn about the development of women's basketball and the teamwork-building six-on-six game.
Level 4.2, 2 Points
|Grouped Work ID||a88bd1dd-d7cd-f890-e6d4-044c8e1594a0|
|Grouping Title||off the rim|
|Grouping Author||bowen fred|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-10-11 23:12:02PM|
|Last Indexed||2019-10-15 00:23:58AM|
Cane Ridge High - Teen Fiction
Granbery Elementary - Kids Fiction
|display_description||Unhappy with his inability to score for his middle school basketball team, Chris takes lessons from his friend Greta's mother, who played in high school, and develops a good sense of teamwork.|
Cane Ridge High
|subject_facet||Basketball -- Fiction|
|title_display||Off the rim|
|title_full||Off the rim / by Fred Bowen ; illustrated by Ann Barrow|
|title_short||Off the rim|