WorldCat Identities

Christopher, Matt 1917-1997

Overview
Works: 555 works in 2,181 publications in 1 language and 157,770 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Sports fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Baseball stories  Football stories  Biography  Basketball stories  Hockey stories  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Originator
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 2,514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rob Lasher is just an 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, when the squad manages to find a replacement coach, he's back on the field with his teammates again. So why isn't Rob happy?"--Front inside flap
Football double threat by Stephanie True Peters( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 2,470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feeling guilty after accidentally breaking his friend's leg, Rocky Fletcher takes on extra duties at school, from selling chocolate bars and managing his injured friend's student council campaign to playing both offense and defense on the football team
The kid who only hit homers by Matt Christopher( Book )

26 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in English and held by 2,292 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 2,276 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 )

19 editions published between 1979 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,912 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 1,844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

22 editions published between 1973 and 2009 in English and held by 1,797 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
Return of the home run kid by Matt Christopher( Book )

18 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,794 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
Tough to tackle by Matt Christopher( Book )

21 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,791 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
The lucky baseball bat by Matt Christopher( Book )

28 editions published between 1954 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,761 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
The hit-away kid by Matt Christopher( Book )

17 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 1,688 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--until the dirty tactics of the pitcher on a rival team give him a new perspective on sports ethics
Skateboard tough by Matt Christopher( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,665 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 dog that pitched a no-hitter by Matt Christopher( Book )

17 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 1,633 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 hockey machine by Matt Christopher( Book )

16 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 1,621 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 basket counts by Matt Christopher( Book )

14 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in English and held by 1,597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long practice improves Mel's value as a basketball player, but how does he surmount the prejudice of a teammate?
Catch that pass! by Matt Christopher( Book )

17 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Only one thing keeps Jim from being the best linebacker in the team - his fear of getting tackled. But his friend Chuckie knows Jim isn't a coward. With Chuckie's special courage as an example, can Jim find the strength to face his fears head-on'
Catcher with a glass arm by Matt Christopher( Book )

21 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in English and held by 1,552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young baseball player struggles to overcome his fear of a pitched ball, improve his throwing, and somehow redeem himself in the eyes of his teammates
Dirt bike runaway by Matt Christopher( Book )

14 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,515 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 with a variety of people, both bad and good
The year Mom won the pennant by Matt Christopher( Book )

13 editions published between 1968 and 2009 in English and held by 1,494 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 )

15 editions published between 1956 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,477 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

Matt Christopher escritor de literatura infantil estadounidense

Languages
English (338)

Covers
Football double threatThe kid who only hit homersOn the court with-- LeBron JamesDirt bike racerSoccer halfbackIce magicReturn of the home run kidTough to tackle