WorldCat Identities

Christopher, Matt 1917-1997

Overview
Works: 462 works in 1,773 publications in 1 language and 165,507 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Biography  Baseball stories  Detective and mystery stories  Basketball stories  Football stories 
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 )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 2,578 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 2,533 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 )
23 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in English and held by 2,434 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 )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 2,304 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 2,061 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 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,052 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 )
20 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and held by 2,007 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 )
15 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,929 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 )
18 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,901 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
Skateboard tough by Matt Christopher( Book )
13 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 1,875 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 )
13 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 1,865 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 lucky baseball bat by Matt Christopher( Book )
16 editions published between 1954 and 2004 in English and held by 1,860 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 basket counts by Matt Christopher( Book )
9 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in English and held by 1,774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Long practice improves Mel's value as a basketball player, but he finds it difficult to surmount the prejudice of Caskie Bennett, the basketball team's star player and Mel's new neighbor
The hockey machine by Matt Christopher( Book )
15 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 1,755 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
Catcher with a glass arm by Matt Christopher( Book )
18 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in English and held by 1,720 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 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,707 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
Catch that pass! by Matt Christopher( Book )
16 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,692 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
The year Mom won the pennant by Matt Christopher( Book )
14 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in English and held by 1,675 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 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,666 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
The dog that pitched a no-hitter by Matt Christopher( Book )
14 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,664 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
 
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Alternative Names
Christopher, Matthew F.
Christopher, Matthew F. 1917-1997
Christopher Matthew Frederick 1917-1997
Languages
English (290)
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