The Resource Bouncing back, Scott Ostler

Bouncing back, Scott Ostler

Label
Bouncing back
Title
Bouncing back
Statement of responsibility
Scott Ostler
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Orphaned thirteen year-old Carlos learns what it truly means to be a teammate when he must help save his new wheelchair basketball team's gym from destruction
Pace
Character
Review
Grades 4-8 /* Starred Review */ Thirteen-year-old Carlos lost almost everything in a car accident: his parents, the use of his legs, even his status as a basketball star. Now, his loving aunt wants him to try wheelchair basketball. Carlos is reluctant, because he doesn’t consider the game a real sport, and, besides, he sucks. It takes time, but thanks to a wise coach, Carlos improves, learning new strategies and becoming part of his co-ed team. Then comes bad news: the city is going to demolish their beat-up old gym, leaving the kids with no home court. Carlos does a school project on the history of the gym, and inconsistencies begin to pile up. With the help of concerned adults and new friends, Carlos uncovers a conspiracy involving the mayor and a building contractor (who happens to be the father of the school bully). The multi-tiered plot moves quickly, the characters are engaging, and wheelchair basketball is an unusual premise, but the real draw in this debut novel from sportswriter Ostler is the vivid descriptions of basketball action. Of equal interest to kids of all ages, this strikes just the right notes about teamwork, friendship, and acceptance. -- Kathleen McBroom (Reviewed 9/1/2019) (Booklist, vol 116, number 1, p100)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10820240
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ostler, Scott
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.1.O846
LC item number
Bo 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 8
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Basketball stories
  • Wheelchair basketball
  • People with disabilities
  • Wheelchairs
  • Orphans
  • Mexican Americans
  • Basketball
  • Wheelchair basketball
  • People with disabilities
  • Wheelchairs
  • Orphans
  • Mexican Americans
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
Bouncing back, Scott Ostler
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2018060496
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9780316524742
Lccn
2018060496
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1080554774
Label
Bouncing back, Scott Ostler
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2018060496
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9780316524742
Lccn
2018060496
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1080554774

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