WorldCat Identities

Christopher, Matt 1917-1997

Overview
Works: 491 works in 1,904 publications in 1 language and 160,817 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Biography  Baseball stories  Detective and mystery fiction  Basketball stories  Football stories  Interviews  Biographical films  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PZ7.C458, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Matt Christopher
Soccer hero by Stephanie True Peters( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 2,509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rob lasher is just and ordinary soccer player, good at the game, but not great. Then one afternoon, he saves his coach's life in front of all his teammates. Suddenly, he's the team's hero. as some members of his team and the rest of the town continue to laud Rob's heroic act, Rob realizes he doesn't want the attention and any unearned accolades that come with it. Kids will learn that doing what is right should be the norm, not the exception
Football double threat by Stephanie True Peters( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 2,490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rocky Fletcher is being stretched to his limit. Until recently, he'd only played wide receiver for the Pythons. Now his coaches want him to learn the safety position, too-a position that opened up when Bobby, Rocky's best friend, broke his leg. Even though he believes he is to blame for Bobby's injury, Rocky eagerly takes on the challenge of becoming a two-way player. After all, the only other player available is Jared, a sullen boy who switched from soccer to football this season. Yet as time goes on, it's Jared who excels at the position because, thanks to Bobby, Rocky keeps missing practices! What's going on between Rocky and Bobby-and why is Jared on the team when he clearly dislikes football so much' Football Double Threat combines the action and excitement of football with relatable issues about envy, loyalty, and friendship
The kid who only hit homers by Matt Christopher( Book )

25 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in English and held by 2,335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A boy becomes a phenomenal baseball player one summer when a mysterious stranger resembling Babe Ruth befriends him
On the court with-- LeBron James by Matt Christopher( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 2,272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This biography of LeBron James discusses his early days playing basketball in Akron, Ohio, his standout performance with the Cleveland Cavaliers, and his reputation as a team player
Dirt bike racer by Matt Christopher( Book )

15 editions published between 1979 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve-year-old Ron Baker finds a minibike while scuba diving and, with the help of a former motorcycle rider and racer, restores the bike and enters competition
Soccer halfback by Matt Christopher( Book )

14 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young boy is pressured by his family to abandon his promising soccer career for football
Tough to tackle by Matt Christopher( Book )

19 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in English and held by 1,841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disappointed at first by not being large enough to make quarterback, Boots discovers that there is as much challenge in playing tackle
Return of the home run kid by Matt Christopher( Book )

16 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 1,835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sylvester Coddmyer III is having a dismal baseball season until he takes advice from a mysterious ex-ballplayer named Cheeko and starts to play more aggressively
Ice magic by Matt Christopher( Book )

19 editions published between 1973 and 2009 in English and held by 1,826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The twins' toy hockey game seems to be magic as it plays games identical to the real ones before they even happen
The lucky baseball bat by Matt Christopher( Book )

19 editions published between 1954 and 2004 in English and held by 1,798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marty loses his lucky baseball bat, and his confidence along with it, and wonders if he will recover both in time to help the Tigers win the championship
Skateboard tough by Matt Christopher( Book )

13 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 1,742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Brett's skateboarding abilities dramatically and inexplicably improve after using The Lizard, a skateboard mysteriously unearthed in his front yard, his friends start to wonder if the skateboard is haunted
The hit-away kid by Matt Christopher( Book )

14 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 1,726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barry McGee, hit-away batter for the Peach Street Mudders, enjoys winning so much that he has a tendency to bend the rules; then the dirty tactics of the pitcher on a rival team give him a new perspective on sports ethics
The hockey machine by Matt Christopher( Book )

15 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 1,669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abducted by a "fan" and forced to become a member of a professional junior hockey team, thirteen-year-old star center Steve Crandall quickly realizes that he must play not only to win but to survive
The dog that pitched a no-hitter by Matt Christopher( Book )

16 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 1,650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mike's telepathic dog Harry is able to send him secret signals about the opposing players on the baseball field, but Mike's weak pitching arm requires them to find another plan to save the game
The basket counts by Matt Christopher( Book )

14 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in English and held by 1,627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long practice improves Mel's value as a basketball player, but how does he surmount the prejudice of a teammate?
Catcher with a glass arm by Matt Christopher( Book )

18 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in English and held by 1,596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jody is a catcher who does not throw well, and after he is hit by a ball, is afraid of pitched balls, but he is able to overcome his fear and humiliation
Catch that pass! by Matt Christopher( Book )

14 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in English and held by 1,572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everyone knows Jim will be the star linebacker on the team if he can only conquer his fear of being tackled, but it takes a boy in a wheelchair to teach him that kind of courage
Dirt bike runaway by Matt Christopher( Book )

13 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A shy, unhappy sixteen-year-old with a talent for working with motorcycles runs away from his foster home and gets involved witha variety of people, both bad and good
The year Mom won the pennant by Matt Christopher( Book )

12 editions published between 1968 and 2009 in English and held by 1,541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The boys are all hesitant when one boy's mother is the only parent who volunteers to coach their Little League team, but there is quite a surprise in store for them
Baseball pals by Matt Christopher( Book )

14 editions published between 1956 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voted captain of his baseball team, Jimmie declares himself pitcher, even though Paul is a better pitcher. When the team begins to lose games and his teammates begin to lose confidence in him
 
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Soccer hero
Alternative Names
Christopher, M. 1917-1997

Christopher, Matthew 1917-1997

Christopher, Matthew F.

Christopher, Matthew F. 1917-1997

Christopher, Matthew Frederick 1917-1997

Matt Christopher American children's writer

Languages
English (302)

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Football double threatThe kid who only hit homersOn the court with-- LeBron JamesDirt bike racerSoccer halfbackTough to tackleReturn of the home run kidIce magic