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Sam loves football. There's nothing better than the rush he gets when his team, the Cowboys, are working together—moving closer and closer to the end zone.In a key game, the Cowboys beat their...
Sam loves football. There's nothing better than the rush he gets when his team, the Cowboys, are working together—moving closer and closer to the end zone.In a key game, the Cowboys beat their...
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  • Sam loves football. There's nothing better than the rush he gets when his team, the Cowboys, are working together—moving closer and closer to the end zone.

    In a key game, the Cowboys beat their arch rivals to remain undefeated, thanks to a major play by Sam. But the celebration ends when he and his teammates make an unwelcome discovery.

    Is the Cowboys' perfect season in jeopardy?

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  • Fred Bowen was born in Marblehead, Massachusetts, a seaside town north of Boston. Most of his family still lives therehe has four big brothers and two sisters.His dad loved sports. One of Bowens earliest memories is watching the 1957 World Series on TV with his dad and his brothers. Bowens dad was his Little League coach and his brothers were his teammates in backyard football and driveway basketball.When Bowen turned eighteen, he left behind his sports-happy childhood and headed to the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Bowen has always loved US and world history and he made history his major in college. Bowen also loves sports history because of all the great dramas and big personalities, which is why he weaves real sports history into all of his stories.After he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, he went to George Washington Law School in Washington, DC.Shortly after he graduated, he met Peggy Jackson, a journalist. They got married two years later and now have two grown children. Their son is a college baseball coach and their daughter works for a nonprofit in Chicago. When they were in elementary school, Bowen coached their baseball, basketball, and soccer teamsmore than thirty teams in all.Bowen was a lawyer for many years and retired from practicing law so that he could write for kids full time. He gets to spend a lot more time writing and he gets more time to visit schools and talk with kids about his books. He also speaks at a lot more conferences and meets more cool teachers and librarians.

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  • School Library Journal

    January 1, 2010
    Gr 4-6-Twelve-year-old Sam's extracurricular life revolves around football. After watching a video replay of an important game, the team realizes that its winning score was made inadvertently on an illegal fifth down. Bowen uses historical eventsa game between Cornell and Dartmouth played in 1940to anchor the plot realistically. This device will resonate with readers as it imparts an actual dilemma and conclusion without moralistic advice. They will feel the players' emotions when the Cowboys have to make an important decision based on an honest mistake by an official. This book can be used as an excellent opportunity for a group discussion and will be a fine addition to other popular play-by-play sports chapter books."Blair Christolon, Prince William Public Library System, Manassas, VA"

    Copyright 2010 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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