Track attack

by Hicks, Betty.

Format: Print Book 2009
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 6 of 6 copies
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C.C. Mellor Memorial Library First Chapter Books J Hic
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - First Chapter Books j FICTION Hicks
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's First Chapter Books j FICTION Hicks
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Northland Public Library Children's Fiction J FIC HICKS
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Penn Hills Library Juvenile Easys E j HIC - CHAPTER BOOK
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Upper St. Clair Township Library Easy Chapter Books JECB HICKS G5
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Jazz loves being on the track team! And her dad is her biggest fan -- maybe too big a fan. He argues with the coach, yells at the ref, and screams his head off at every meet. Jazz loves her dad, but can she keep him from having a full blown track attack? The latest book in the GYM SHORTS series finishes ahead of the pack and will keep early readers cheering.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Choosing new track shoes becomes an ordeal for Jazz when her dad insists that she should have spikes, even though her coach has laid down the law: No spikes. As much as she loves track and as much as she loves her father, she often finds it hard to reconcile the two. Dad knows plenty about running, but while his tips are sometimes helpful, his overenthusiastic approach is not. After he challenges a ref's call, he's even asked to leave Jazz's track meet. Addressing a problem faced by many children, this early chapter book doesn't provide any easy answers, but it does end with better communication and the possibility of change. Jazz's emotions embarrassment and fear of hurting her father's feelings are as sensitively portrayed as those of her father, a single parent who goes overboard in sharing his knowledge of sports and cheering for his daughter. Many expressive black-and-white pictures illustrate this solid addition to the Gym Shorts series.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2009 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Hicks, Betty. Gym shorts.
Subjects Running -- Juvenile fiction.
Track and field -- Juvenile fiction.
Fathers and daughters -- Juvenile fiction.
Running -- Fiction.
Track and field -- Fiction.
Fathers and daughters -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Roaring Brook Press,2009
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Gane, Simon.
Language English
Description 55 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
ISBN 9781596434882 (hardcover) :
1596434880 (hardcover) :
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