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Matt Christopher (1917–1997)

Autor(a) de The Kid Who Only Hit Homers

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About the Author

Matt Christopher was born August 16, 1917 in Bath, Pennsylvania. He had a variety of odd jobs before focusing full time on writing including playing shortstop for a Class C minor-league team in Smith Falls, Ontario. He also drove trucks and sold umbrellas and worked in a theater. Christopher mostrar mais finally began his writing career in 1940, when he wrote a detective story that was accepted by Detective Box Magazine in 1943 His first children's book was The Lucky Baseball Bat, published in 1954, which was in print for 25 years. Christopher was the best-selling author of more than fifty sports books for young readers. He is best known for his sports novels for children as well as his many short stories and articles in numerous children's and adults' magazines. His later works include Dirt Bike Racer, The Spy on Third Base, and Skateboard Tough. Christopher wrote 78 books in all and over 250 magazine articles and short stories. Matt Christopher dies in 1997. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Séries

Obras por Matt Christopher

The Kid Who Only Hit Homers (1972) 998 exemplares, 8 críticas
Return of the Home Run Kid (1948) 775 exemplares, 3 críticas
Tough to Tackle (1987) 668 exemplares, 4 críticas
Soccer Halfback (1978) 627 exemplares, 3 críticas
The Lucky Baseball Bat (1991) 624 exemplares, 3 críticas
The Hit-Away Kid (1988) 575 exemplares, 2 críticas
Ice Magic (1973) 481 exemplares, 1 crítica
Hard Drive to Short (1969) 463 exemplares, 2 críticas
Catcher with a Glass Arm (1985) 449 exemplares, 3 críticas
The Dog That Pitched a No-Hitter (1988) 431 exemplares, 3 críticas
Dirt Bike Racer (1979) 414 exemplares, 2 críticas
Miracle at the Plate (1967) 406 exemplares, 2 críticas
Catch That Pass! (1969) 387 exemplares, 3 críticas
The Year Mom Won the Pennant (1968) 384 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Hockey Machine (1986) 380 exemplares, 4 críticas
The Basket Counts (1968) 375 exemplares, 5 críticas
Skateboard Tough (1991) 359 exemplares, 2 críticas
Baseball Pals (Matt Christopher Sports Classics) (1990) 348 exemplares, 2 críticas
The Great Quarterback Switch (1984) 346 exemplares
Look Who's Playing First Base (1971) 306 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Spy on Third Base (1987) 294 exemplares, 3 críticas
Johnny Long Legs (1970) 284 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Fox Steals Home (1978) 282 exemplares, 1 crítica
Undercover Tailback (1992) 278 exemplares, 4 críticas
Face-Off (1972) 265 exemplares
Challenge at Second Base (1962) 260 exemplares, 1 crítica
Football Fugitive (1976) 258 exemplares, 3 críticas
Soccer Duel (2000) 255 exemplares
No Arm in Left Field (1974) 226 exemplares, 1 crítica
Dirt Bike Runaway (1983) 216 exemplares
Wingman On Ice (1993) 214 exemplares
Football Nightmare (2001) 208 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Diamond Champs (1977) 207 exemplares, 2 críticas
Long Shot for Paul (1974) 204 exemplares
Shortstop from Tokyo (1970) 200 exemplares
Touchdown for Tommy (1971) 195 exemplares
Soccer Scoop (1998) 194 exemplares, 1 crítica
Tight End (1981) 191 exemplares, 1 crítica
Comeback of the Home Run Kid (2006) 184 exemplares
Centerfield Ballhawk (1900) 182 exemplares, 4 críticas
The Submarine Pitch (1800) 176 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Winning Stroke (1994) 176 exemplares
The Comeback Challenge (1996) 175 exemplares, 1 crítica
Snowboard Showdown (1999) 172 exemplares
Snowboard Maverick (1997) 169 exemplares
Stealing Home (2004) 165 exemplares
Skateboard Renegade (2000) 165 exemplares
On the Halfpipe with Tony Hawk (2001) 162 exemplares
Baseball Flyhawk (1995) 161 exemplares, 2 críticas
Long-Arm Quarterback (1999) 158 exemplares
Soccer Hero (Matt Christopher Sports Fiction) (2007) 157 exemplares, 4 críticas
The Dog That Stole Football Plays (1980) 152 exemplares, 1 crítica
Top Wing (1994) 151 exemplares
Crackerjack Halfback (1962) 150 exemplares
On the Field with... Mia Hamm (1998) 147 exemplares
Red-Hot Hightops (1987) 141 exemplares
Little Lefty (1993) 140 exemplares
Play Ball! (Little League) (2013) 138 exemplares, 1 crítica
Snowboard Champ (2004) 137 exemplares, 3 críticas
Double Play at Short (1995) 135 exemplares, 2 críticas
Too Hot to Handle (1965) 131 exemplares
Shoot for the Hoop (1995) 123 exemplares
Center Court Sting (1998) 119 exemplares
Slam Dunk (2004) 117 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Counterfeit Tackle (1965) 117 exemplares
Baseball Turnaround (1997) 116 exemplares
Nothin' But Net (2003) 115 exemplares
Long Stretch at First Base (1960) 113 exemplares
All-Star Fever (1995) 111 exemplares, 1 crítica
Supercharged Infield (1985) 107 exemplares, 1 crítica
Mountain Bike Mania (1998) 103 exemplares, 1 crítica
Cool as Ice (2001) 102 exemplares
Great Moments in Baseball History (1996) 101 exemplares
Run, Billy, Run (1980) 100 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Dog That Stole Home (1993) 98 exemplares, 2 críticas
Roller Hockey Radicals (1998) 97 exemplares
Body Check (2003) 96 exemplares
The Team That Couldn't Lose (1985) 94 exemplares
At the Plate with... Ken Griffey Jr. (1997) 93 exemplares, 1 crítica
Goalkeeper in Charge (2002) 87 exemplares, 1 crítica
Michael Jordan (2008) 83 exemplares, 2 críticas
Inline Skater (2001) 82 exemplares
On the Course with... Tiger Woods (1998) 81 exemplares
Tackle Without a Team (1989) 80 exemplares
On the Field with... Alex Rodriguez (2002) 78 exemplares, 1 crítica
Jackrabbit Goalie (1978) 77 exemplares, 1 crítica
Lacrosse Firestorm (Matt Christopher) (2008) 73 exemplares, 1 crítica
Earthquake (1975) 72 exemplares
Catching Waves (2006) 70 exemplares
On the Field with... Peyton and Eli Manning (2008) 69 exemplares, 2 críticas
Pressure Play (1989) 67 exemplares
On the Court with... LeBron James (2008) 66 exemplares, 2 críticas
The Reluctant Pitcher (1966) 66 exemplares
Fighting Tackle (Matt Christopher Sports Classics) (1995) 64 exemplares, 1 crítica
Lacrosse Face-Off (2006) 64 exemplares
Man Out at First (1993) 64 exemplares
Zero's Slider (1994) 62 exemplares, 1 crítica
Prime-Time Pitcher (1998) 62 exemplares
On the Court with Kobe Bryant (2001) 62 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Catcher's Mask (1998) 60 exemplares
On the Ice with... Wayne Gretsky (1997) 58 exemplares, 1 crítica
Stranger in Right Field (1997) 55 exemplares
At the Plate with... Sammy Sosa (1999) 53 exemplares, 1 crítica
Dive Right In (2002) 53 exemplares
The Captain Contest (1999) 51 exemplares, 1 crítica
On the Track with Jeff Gordon (2001) 50 exemplares, 1 crítica
On the Field With...Emmitt Smith (1997) 49 exemplares
Out at Second (Matt Christopher Sports Fiction) (2011) 47 exemplares, 1 crítica
Windmill Windup (2001) 46 exemplares
District Doubleheader (Little League) (2013) 46 exemplares, 1 crítica
Run For it (2002) 45 exemplares
At the Plate With ... Ichiro (2003) 44 exemplares
Fairway Phenom (2003) 42 exemplares, 1 crítica
Babe Ruth (2005) 41 exemplares
At the Plate with... Mark McGwire (1999) 41 exemplares
Line Drive to Short (1995) 38 exemplares
On the Court With... Grant Hill (1996) 38 exemplares
Wheel Wizards (Matt Christopher Sports Classics) (2000) 38 exemplares, 2 críticas
Shadow Over Second (1996) 37 exemplares
Tennis Ace (2000) 37 exemplares
On the Court with...Stephen Curry (2017) 36 exemplares
Perfect Game (Little League) (2014) 35 exemplares, 1 crítica
Takedown (1990) 34 exemplares
State Showdown (Little League) (2013) 34 exemplares, 1 crítica
Break for the Basket (1960) 34 exemplares
One Smooth Move (2004) 34 exemplares
Secret Weapon (2000) 32 exemplares
On the Mound with... Greg Maddux (1997) 32 exemplares
Baseball World Series (Little League) (2014) 31 exemplares, 1 crítica
In the Huddle with... Steve Young (1996) 30 exemplares
Operation Baby-Sitter (1999) 29 exemplares
Soccer 'Cats #4: Hat Trick (2000) 29 exemplares
Rock On (2004) 28 exemplares
On the Court with... Yao Ming (2004) 28 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Super Bowl: Legendary Sports Events (2006) 27 exemplares, 1 crítica
Jackie Robinson (2006) 26 exemplares
The Dog that Called the Pitch (1998) 26 exemplares
On the Court with...Kevin Durant (2018) 24 exemplares
On Thin Ice (2004) 22 exemplares
You Lucky Dog (2002) 21 exemplares
Day of the Dragon (2004) 21 exemplares
Muhammad Ali (2005) 21 exemplares
All Keyed Up (2002) 20 exemplares
Roller Hockey Rumble (2004) 19 exemplares
Great Moments in Football History (1997) 19 exemplares
On the Ice with... Mario Lemieux (2002) 19 exemplares
Matt Christopher's All-Star Lineup (1997) 19 exemplares, 1 crítica
Switch Play! (2003) 19 exemplares
Making the Save (2004) 18 exemplares
Master of Disaster (2001) 18 exemplares
Heads Up : Soccer Cats #6 (2000) 17 exemplares
On the Field with... Julie Foudy (2000) 17 exemplares
On the Ice with... Tara Lapinski (1999) 17 exemplares, 1 crítica
Dale Earnhardt Sr. (2007) 14 exemplares
On the Court With . . . Andre Agassi (1997) 14 exemplares, 1 crítica
In the Goal with... Briana Scurry (2000) 14 exemplares, 1 crítica
At the Plate with... Mo Vaughn (1997) 14 exemplares
Two Strikes on Johnny (1958) 12 exemplares
Into the Danger Zone (2004) 12 exemplares
Kick It! (2003) 12 exemplares
Jinx Glove (1974) 12 exemplares
Shadow Over The Back Court (1959) 11 exemplares
On the Field with...Tom Brady (2018) 11 exemplares
Desperate Search (1973) 10 exemplares
Wild Ride (2005) 10 exemplares
The Pigeon With the Tennis Elbow (1975) 10 exemplares
Mystery Coach (1973) 9 exemplares
Little League Play Ball! (2014) 9 exemplares
Johnny No Hit (1977) 7 exemplares
The Dog That Called the Signals (1982) 7 exemplares
The Team That Stopped Moving (1975) 7 exemplares
The Twenty-one-mile Swim (1979) 7 exemplares
Kobe Bryant: Legends in Sports (2021) 7 exemplares
Tall Man in the Pivot (1961) 6 exemplares
Devil Pony (1977) 6 exemplares
Wild Pitch (1980) 6 exemplares
Slide, Danny, Slide (2010) 6 exemplares
International trade and lending (1985) 5 exemplares
Lucky Seven (1970) 5 exemplares
Glue Fingers (1975) 5 exemplares
Front Court Hex (1974) 4 exemplares
Wing T Fullback (1960) 4 exemplares
Power Play (1976) 4 exemplares
Basketball Sparkplug (1957) 4 exemplares
Stranded (1974) 4 exemplares
Drag-strip racer (1982) 4 exemplares
Olympic Dream (2009) 3 exemplares
Sink it, Rusty (1963) 3 exemplares
Een verdediger in de aanval (2006) 2 exemplares
The Mystery on Crabapple Hill (2019) 2 exemplares
Extreme Sports Boxed Set (2003) 2 exemplares
De eerste wedstrijd (2004) 2 exemplares
Soccer Scoop 2 exemplares
Baseball Boxed Set (2003) 2 exemplares
Snowbird Maverick 1 exemplar
Dribble Pass (1999) 1 exemplar
The Lucky Baseball 1 exemplar
Tight End 1 exemplar
Een ramp in het doel (2004) 1 exemplar
Baseball Pal 1 exemplar
Secret of Rock Island (1995) 1 exemplar
Dirt Bike Racer 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Fifty-Meter Monsters & Other Horrors (1976) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Christopher, Matthew Frederick
Data de nascimento
1917-08-16
Data de falecimento
1997-09-20
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Bath, Pennsylvania, USA
Local de falecimento
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Locais de residência
Ludlow Ville, New York, USA
Ocupações
children's book author
Organizações
Smith Falls Beavers
Prémios e menções honrosas
Milner Award (1993)

Membros

Críticas

This is a review for the whole five-book series, since it is a single story and the individual books do not necessarily offer a sense of conclusion. They need to be read in order:
1) Little League: Play Ball!
2) District Doubleheader
3) State Showdown
4) Perfect Game
5) Baseball World Series

I was quite pleased with this one. I thought it's easily my favorite of the several Matt Christopher stories I have read, and then I realized it's not actually written by Matt Christopher, since he died 16 years before this book was published. Apparently, Matt Christopher has become a franchise, and other writers are publishing under his name. These books are actually written by Stephanie True Peters.

Anyway, this is exactly what I ask of sport books for boys. It's easy to read for young readers, even reluctant ones, it has plenty of baseball action for those who love sports, and the baseball play is balanced with interesting drama for the characters. The series is about two cousins who have lived next to each other all their lives. They are like brothers and best friends, they love baseball and are good playing together. Their team makes it to the final of the American side of the Little League World series, where they meet a very strong opponent who had humiliated one of our heroes in the past and behaves in an arrogant manner.

Later, one of the cousins has to move away with his family, and they move to the same city where that former rival lives. The cousins miss each other a lot, and even though they keep in contact, they have to cope with the difficult experience of moving on and making new friends. I thought the whole thing was handled well, depicting realistically the difficulties of making new friends when you feel guilty for "replacing" your best friend, as if you are betraying him.

Both Carter and Liam are likable kids and I was rooting for them. I was always looking forward to reading more and finding out what happens next. As the boys' teams progressed in their respective little leagues, there was the possibility that if both of them made it to the world series again, they might end up having to play against each other.
… (mais)
 
Assinalado
jcm790 | May 26, 2024 |
This is a review for the whole five-book series, since it is a single story and the individual books do not necessarily offer a sense of conclusion. They need to be read in order:
1) Little League: Play Ball!
2) District Doubleheader
3) State Showdown
4) Perfect Game
5) Baseball World Series

I was quite pleased with this one. I thought it's easily my favorite of the several Matt Christopher stories I have read, and then I realized it's not actually written by Matt Christopher, since he died 16 years before this book was published. Apparently, Matt Christopher has become a franchise, and other writers are publishing under his name. These books are actually written by Stephanie True Peters.

Anyway, this is exactly what I ask of sport books for boys. It's easy to read for young readers, even reluctant ones, it has plenty of baseball action for those who love sports, and the baseball play is balanced with interesting drama for the characters. The series is about two cousins who have lived next to each other all their lives. They are like brothers and best friends, they love baseball and are good playing together. Their team makes it to the final of the American side of the Little League World series, where they meet a very strong opponent who had humiliated one of our heroes in the past and behaves in an arrogant manner.

Later, one of the cousins has to move away with his family, and they move to the same city where that former rival lives. The cousins miss each other a lot, and even though they keep in contact, they have to cope with the difficult experience of moving on and making new friends. I thought the whole thing was handled well, depicting realistically the difficulties of making new friends when you feel guilty for "replacing" your best friend, as if you are betraying him.

Both Carter and Liam are likable kids and I was rooting for them. I was always looking forward to reading more and finding out what happens next. As the boys' teams progressed in their respective little leagues, there was the possibility that if both of them made it to the world series again, they might end up having to play against each other.
… (mais)
 
Assinalado
jcm790 | May 26, 2024 |
This is a review for the whole five-book series, since it is a single story and the individual books do not necessarily offer a sense of conclusion. They need to be read in order:
1) Little League: Play Ball!
2) District Doubleheader
3) State Showdown
4) Perfect Game
5) Baseball World Series

I was quite pleased with this one. I thought it's easily my favorite of the several Matt Christopher stories I have read, and then I realized it's not actually written by Matt Christopher, since he died 16 years before this book was published. Apparently, Matt Christopher has become a franchise, and other writers are publishing under his name. These books are actually written by Stephanie True Peters.

Anyway, this is exactly what I ask of sport books for boys. It's easy to read for young readers, even reluctant ones, it has plenty of baseball action for those who love sports, and the baseball play is balanced with interesting drama for the characters. The series is about two cousins who have lived next to each other all their lives. They are like brothers and best friends, they love baseball and are good playing together. Their team makes it to the final of the American side of the Little League World series, where they meet a very strong opponent who had humiliated one of our heroes in the past and behaves in an arrogant manner.

Later, one of the cousins has to move away with his family, and they move to the same city where that former rival lives. The cousins miss each other a lot, and even though they keep in contact, they have to cope with the difficult experience of moving on and making new friends. I thought the whole thing was handled well, depicting realistically the difficulties of making new friends when you feel guilty for "replacing" your best friend, as if you are betraying him.

Both Carter and Liam are likable kids and I was rooting for them. I was always looking forward to reading more and finding out what happens next. As the boys' teams progressed in their respective little leagues, there was the possibility that if both of them made it to the world series again, they might end up having to play against each other.
… (mais)
 
Assinalado
jcm790 | May 26, 2024 |
This is a review for the whole five-book series, since it is a single story and the individual books do not necessarily offer a sense of conclusion. They need to be read in order:
1) Little League: Play Ball!
2) District Doubleheader
3) State Showdown
4) Perfect Game
5) Baseball World Series

I was quite pleased with this one. I thought it's easily my favorite of the several Matt Christopher stories I have read, and then I realized it's not actually written by Matt Christopher, since he died 16 years before this book was published. Apparently, Matt Christopher has become a franchise, and other writers are publishing under his name. These books are actually written by Stephanie True Peters.

Anyway, this is exactly what I ask of sport books for boys. It's easy to read for young readers, even reluctant ones, it has plenty of baseball action for those who love sports, and the baseball play is balanced with interesting drama for the characters. The series is about two cousins who have lived next to each other all their lives. They are like brothers and best friends, they love baseball and are good playing together. Their team makes it to the final of the American side of the Little League World series, where they meet a very strong opponent who had humiliated one of our heroes in the past and behaves in an arrogant manner.

Later, one of the cousins has to move away with his family, and they move to the same city where that former rival lives. The cousins miss each other a lot, and even though they keep in contact, they have to cope with the difficult experience of moving on and making new friends. I thought the whole thing was handled well, depicting realistically the difficulties of making new friends when you feel guilty for "replacing" your best friend, as if you are betraying him.

Both Carter and Liam are likable kids and I was rooting for them. I was always looking forward to reading more and finding out what happens next. As the boys' teams progressed in their respective little leagues, there was the possibility that if both of them made it to the world series again, they might end up having to play against each other.
… (mais)
 
Assinalado
jcm790 | May 26, 2024 |

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Popularidade
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Avaliação
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