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Long shot : never too small to dream big

by Paul, Chris, 1985-

Format: Print Book 2009
Availability: Available at 13 Libraries 13 of 13 copies
Available (13)
Location Collection Call #
Bethel Park Public Library Picture Books PB PAUL Chris
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
 
Collection  Picture Books
 
Call Number  PB PAUL Chris
 
 
Brentwood Library Easy E Paul
Location  Brentwood Library
 
Collection  Easy
 
Call Number  E Paul
 
 
CLP - Allegheny Regional Children's Picture Books qj FICTION Paul
Location  CLP - Allegheny Regional
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
Call Number  qj FICTION Paul
 
 
CLP - Hill District Children's Picture Books qj FICTION Paul
Location  CLP - Hill District
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
Call Number  qj FICTION Paul
 
 
CLP - Homewood Children's Picture Books qj FICTION Paul
Location  CLP - Homewood
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
Call Number  qj FICTION Paul
 
 
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Picture Books qj FICTION Paul
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Picture Books
 
Call Number  qj FICTION Paul
 
 
CLP - Sheraden Children's Picture Books qj FICTION Paul
Location  CLP - Sheraden
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
Call Number  qj FICTION Paul
 
 
Jefferson Hills Public Library Easy Fiction E FIC PAU
Location  Jefferson Hills Public Library
 
Collection  Easy Fiction
 
Call Number  E FIC PAU
 
 
North Versailles Public Library Picture Book P PAUL
Location  North Versailles Public Library
 
Collection  Picture Book
 
Call Number  P PAUL
 
 
Northland Public Library Children's Picture Books J PIC PAUL
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
Call Number  J PIC PAUL
 
 
Penn Hills Library Juvenile Easys E j PAU
Location  Penn Hills Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Easys
 
Call Number  E j PAU
 
 
Springdale Free Public Library Children's Picture Books CF PAUL
Location  Springdale Free Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
Call Number  CF PAUL
 
 
Upper St. Clair Township Library Picture Books SPORTS BASKETBALL
Location  Upper St. Clair Township Library
 
Collection  Picture Books
 
Call Number  SPORTS BASKETBALL
 
 
Summary
Everybody told Chris that he was too small to play basketball. But he ignored them all...because he had big dreams.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Michael Jordan makes a cameo appearance in New Orleans Hornets All-Star Paul's story of being, like Jordan, a sports underdog as a child. You're too small to play basketball. And tiny. Did we mention small? tease Chris' brother's friends, but practice and hard work pay off for the four-foot, one-inch athlete. First-person narration and bright, active language keep this tale of determination from seeming too preachy, as Paul gets advice from his mother, brother, and grandfather, Papa Chilly, about making his first b-ball team. Meanwhile, Morrison's kinetic pictures, balancing the curves and angles of movement, do their part in portraying young Paul on the move with a basketball as big as his eight-year-old torso. Young sports fans will feel encouraged and will also appreciate the one-page note with further information about Paul's life and career.--Cruze, Karen Copyright 2009 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Paul, star guard for the New Orleans Hornets, recalls how through hard work and sheer grit, he overcame being one of the shortest kids in school ("The ball is bigger than you," teases his big brother) to win a coveted place on the basketball team. The off-court text is mainly standard-issue motivational: Mom reminds Chris to have a balanced sense of priorities and to "Just do the best you can with the gifts you have," while Chris's grandfather, Papa Chilly, advises, "Work harder than everyone else on the court and your size won't matter." But when the action concentrates on basketball, the writing soars almost as high as Morrison's (Out of the Ballpark) acrylic pictures, and that's saying a lot. All of Morrison's visual signatures-the off-kilter fluidity, exaggerated dimensionality and cinematic sense of composition-make him a slam-dunk for the subject matter. The spreads exude a raucous energy and genuine empathy. Ages 4-8. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Additional Information
Subjects Basketball -- Fiction.
Size -- Fiction.
Persistence -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,2009
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Morrison, Frank, 1971-
Audience Ages 4-8.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 9781416950790 (reinforced) :
1416950796 (reinforced) :
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