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Snowboard Maverick: Can a skateboard pro conquer the slopes? (Matt Christopher Sports Classics) [Paperback]

By Matt Christopher (Author) & The #1 Sports Writer for Kids (Illustrator)
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Item description for Snowboard Maverick: Can a skateboard pro conquer the slopes? (Matt Christopher Sports Classics) by Matt Christopher & The #1 Sports Writer for Kids...

Having just begun to learn how to snowboard, thirteen-year-old Dennis faces a frightening challenge when he allows a bully to shame him into racing on a difficult slope

Publishers Description
Can a skateboard pro conquer the slopes? Dennis O'Malley is the best skateboarder in town. Unfortunately, he has to shelve his board for more than half the year, when the streets are covered with snow. Then a new sport emerges on the scene, one that Dennis's friends think he'd be a natural at: snowboarding. Since snowboarding and skateboarding use such similar moves and techniques, making the jump from the streets to the slopes should be a breeze for Dennis. Only Dennis knows it won't be....

Citations And Professional Reviews
Snowboard Maverick: Can a skateboard pro conquer the slopes? (Matt Christopher Sports Classics) by Matt Christopher & The #1 Sports Writer for Kids has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • School Library Journal - 03/01/1998
  • Kirkus Review - Children - 11/15/1997 page 1705
  • Booklist - 04/01/1998 page 1319

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages   152
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8" Width: 5" Height: 0.5"
Weight:   0.4 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Dec 1, 1997
Publisher   Little, Brown Young Readers
Age  8-12
ISBN  0316142034  
ISBN13  9780316142038  
UPC  719122004505  

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More About Matt Christopher & The #1 Sports Writer for Kids

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...
  1. Matt Christopher
  2. Matt Christopher Sports Bio Bookshelf
  3. Matt Christopher Sports Classics
  4. New Matt Christopher Sports Library
  5. Soccer Cats (Paperback)

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Reviews - What do customers think about Snowboard Maverick: Can a skateboard pro conquer the slopes? (Matt Christopher Sports Classics)?

Read this book!  Nov 8, 2007
This is one of the first books that I read for pure enjoyment. It's about a boy named Dennis O'Mally, 13, in the 6th grade who gets a snowboard for Christmas. When his parents say that they have already done their Christmas shopping, but one of his best friends had gotten him a snowboard. Read this book, it is awesome! (written by Alex, age 9)
Snowboard Maverick  Jun 13, 2007
Can a skateboard pro conquer the slopes? Dennis O'Malley is tested when it starts to snow, and he has to shelf his skateboard. Dennis is a hard core skater who learns to snowboard. He learns at a school with the help of his friends.

Dennis wants to board, but his parents don't want him to, so he boards on his own time. But when he goes the mountain is divided into two. His experience is tested when he must race on Ford's Mountain, to share the mountain.

Personally, my favorite part is when Dennis catches big air, and has to ride down the mountain to get help, to save his friends, which are stuck, because one decide to try and drop in, but she had no real experience with the sport. This is my favorite part because it shows how strong Dennis's friendship really is. This book is really about a teenage boy who falls in love with a new action sport. The theme of this book is just really about following what you love.

What I personally liked about this book was that it dealed with snowboarding which I love. If I could change one thing though, I would make the plot not so near the end. Anyone who enjoys action/sports books should read this.
I like this book a lot  Mar 7, 2007
Once there was a boy named Dennis who could skateboard very well, but in a few days it would be winter season and he could not skateboard because in his place it would start to snow and he can't skateboard in snow.
So his two best friends Robbie and Tasha said that they would teach him how to snowboard and Dennis said yes. But he had a fear of it also because once he had fallen and gotten hurt. He started by learning how to fall. After that he started by going down the school house hill.
Now whenever he used to start, there used to be a small fright coming up his back and you know why. Then he raced one of his friends down, he did not know but his friend gave him a head start. He was thinking where she was and then she zoomed down and won.
Then suddenly the two school bullies came and challenged Dennis and now they will race at Floyds Mountains and that is the place Dennis fell and Brock his bone now read the book and see what happens to Dennis at the race. I recommend this book to people who like snowboarding or who like snow. I rated this book 4star because this was a very good book to me.

By Ali Soorty
Can a skateboarder become a snowboarder?  Jan 31, 2005
The book I'm reviewing is Snowboard Maverick by Matt Christopher. I think this book deserves four out of five stars. It is a interesting book. This book is about a boy who is great at skateboarding, but his friends want him to try snowboarding. He likes it but he gets into trouble. The problem of the story is he gets dared to go down Fords Mountain. I recommend this book to anybody who likes snowboarding.
Emerson, NJ Fifth Grade Student
This book was big pimpin  Jan 27, 2005
The book Snowboard Maverick was a very great book.It tell you about a person who loves skateboarding and whenever it snowed he couldn't skateboard cause it was too icy.So all of his friends are snowboarding adn he wants to learn how.Whenever he learns to be pretty good he is challenged buy a big bully who is a very good snowboarder.He is very scared of the bully but his parents encourage him and he takes the challenge.Whenever he showes up they go down the hill and it is the first one down the hill who wins and he beats the bully and quits skateboarding and becomes a snowboarder.Every winter when it snowes him and his friends go snowboarding.This book is one of the best books i have ever read.

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