Off the Rim - eBook
Off the Rim - eBook  -     By: Fred Bowen
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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Peachtree Publishers
Publication Date: 2013
ISBN: 9781480443112
ISBN-13: 9781480443112
Ages: 7-12
Series: All-Star Sports Stories

Publisher's Description

Chris desperately wants to be more than a benchwarmer on his basketball team. Hoping he can get more playing time, he asks his friend Greta, the high-scoring star of the girls’ team, for help with his shooting skills.

But it is Greta’s mom—a former basketball star who never even scored a basket—who teaches Chris how to change his strategy and become a success on the court.

Author Bio

Fred Bowen was born in Marblehead, Massachusetts, a seaside town north of Boston. Most of his family still lives there—he has four big brothers and two sisters.

His dad loved sports. One of Bowen’s earliest memories is watching the 1957 World Series on TV with his dad and his brothers. Bowen’s dad was his Little League coach and his brothers were his teammates in backyard football and "driveway basketball."

When Bowen turned eighteen, he left behind his sports-happy childhood and headed to the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Bowen has always loved US and world history and he made history his major in college. Bowen also loves sports history because of all the great dramas and big personalities, which is why he weaves real sports history into all of his stories.

After he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, he went to George Washington Law School in Washington, DC.

Shortly after he graduated, he met Peggy Jackson, a journalist. They got married two years later and now have two grown children. Their son is a college baseball coach and their daughter works for a nonprofit in Chicago. When they were in elementary school, Bowen coached their baseball, basketball, and soccer teams—more than thirty teams in all.

Bowen was a lawyer for many years and retired from practicing law so that he could write for kids full time. He gets to spend a lot more time writing and he gets more time to visit schools and talk with kids about his books. He also speaks at a lot more conferences and meets more cool teachers and librarians.

Editorial Reviews

"Bowen is quickly joining the ranks of today’s most popular sports-fiction authors." —School Library Journal

"[Bowen’s] pacing is excellent and he has a knack for efficient evocation . . ." —The Washington Post

"Bowen is a natural when it comes to writing sports stories . . ." —Newsday

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