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On the line
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Published:
Atlanta : Peachtree, 1999.
Format:
Book
Edition:
1st ed.
Physical Desc:
103 pages : ill. ; 19 cm.
Lexile measure:
620L
Status:
Goodlettsville Middle - Teen Fiction
F BOW
John Early Middle - Teen Fiction
F BOW
Description
Marcus is the high scorer and best rebounder on his basketball team, but he's not so great at free throws, until the school custodian helps him overcome his fear of failure. Now in a newly revised format!

Marcus is one of the best players on his junior high school basketball team. He's the highest scorer and the best rebounder, but he's not so great at free throws. When Marcus misses four free throws at the end of an important game and his team loses, he begins to lose his confidence on the court.

With the help of a school custodian and former high school basketball player, Mr. Dunn, he learns about the "granny shot," an unorthodox way of shooting foul shots, and about Rick Barry, the former NBA star who used it throughout his career. Marcus tries the shot and is successful with it, but he resists using it because it looks silly and his teammates ridicule him. But when he finds himself on the foul line again in a crucial game, his desire to help the team win overcomes his pride. In the end Marcus learns the important lesson that appearances don't matter and pride stems from using knowledge and talent to do your best.

A sports history epilogue provides a detailed inside look at NBA player Rick Barry and the infamous granny shot.

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Language:
English
ISBN:
1561451991 :
Lexile measure:
620

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Description
Worried that his inability to make free throws is making his junior high basketball team lose games, Marcus learns an unconventional underhand shooting method from a friendly custodian but is not sure he wants to use it. Includes a history chapter discussing great basketball players who have used the underhand toss.
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Accelerated Reader AR,MG,4.3,2.0,32240
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APA Citation (style guide)

Bowen, F., & Barrow, A. (1999). On the line. Atlanta: Peachtree.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Bowen, Fred and Ann, Barrow. 1999. On the Line. Atlanta: Peachtree.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Bowen, Fred and Ann, Barrow, On the Line. Atlanta: Peachtree, 1999.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Bowen, Fred., and Ann Barrow. On the Line. Atlanta: Peachtree, 1999. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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