Item description for Run For It by Matt Christopher...
Overview Couch potato Theo Gordimer prefers playing video games to sports. Soon, his world is rocked when his favorite aunt is diagnosed with cancer. Theo wants to do something other than visit her in the hospital. When a friend tells him about a 5K run to benefit cancer research, Theo takes up the challenge. 144 pop.
Publishers Description Theo's favourite aunt is diagnosed as having cancer. Although he's a couch potato he realises he has to do something. Then a friend tells him about a benefit race to raise funds for cancer research. He begins a training programme that opens a new door for him and helps his aunt as well.
Citations And Professional Reviews Run For It by Matt Christopher has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2002 page 374
Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2002 page 374
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Studio: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.07" Width: 5.01" Height: 0.37" Weight: 0.33 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2002
Publisher Little, Brown Young Readers
ISBN 0316349143 ISBN13 9780316349147 UPC 719122004505
Availability 0 units.
More About Matt Christopher
Matt Christopher is the beloved and bestselling name behind more than a 100 sports-themed books for young readers.
Matt Christopher lived in Rock Hill, in the state of South Carolina. Matt Christopher was born in 1917 and died in 1997.
Matt Christopher has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about Run For It?
Run For It Jan 21, 2005
Have you ever done something that you really think you can't do but you have to do it to save a special family member? If yes, then you're like Theo, a videogame addicted boy who hates sports, the main character in Run For It, a great book by Matt Christopher, author of many other sports books for kids.
In Run For It, Theo decides to run in a five kilometer race to help the cancer foundation. Theo's favorite aunt has cancer and he really wants to help his aunt. So Theo sets out on training everyday, and soon, he changes from a fat kid to an athletic kid who loves sports-but will Theo be able to help his aunt and make it, running five kilometers? It's your duty to read Run For It and find out!
Personally, I think this book is a fantastic read for kids of all ages. I really liked it and if you read it, I hope you do too!