WorldCat Identities

Christopher, Matt 1917-1997

Overview
Works: 552 works in 2,412 publications in 1 language and 156,564 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Sports fiction  Football stories  Detective and mystery fiction  Biography  Baseball stories  Fantasy fiction  Basketball stories  Hockey stories 
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 2,571 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 )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 2,524 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
On the court with-- LeBron James by Matt Christopher( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 2,326 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
The kid who only hit homers by Matt Christopher( Book )

29 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in English and held by 2,321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A boy becomes a phenomenal baseball player one summer when a mysterious stranger resembling Babe Ruth befriends him
Soccer halfback by Matt Christopher( Book )

15 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

20 editions published between 1979 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,865 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
Ice magic by Matt Christopher( Book )

25 editions published between 1973 and 2009 in English and held by 1,850 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
Tough to tackle by Matt Christopher( Book )

23 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,804 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 )

33 editions published between 1954 and 2019 in English and held by 1,762 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 )

18 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 1,714 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
Skateboard tough by Matt Christopher( Book )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,694 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 basket counts by Matt Christopher( Book )

15 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in English and held by 1,668 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
Catch that pass! by Matt Christopher( Book )

18 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,636 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 dog that pitched a no-hitter by Matt Christopher( Book )

21 editions published between 1988 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,624 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 )

17 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 1,596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abducted by a "fan" and forced to become a member of a hockey team, Steve Crandall realizes that he must play not only to win but to survive
Catcher with a glass arm by Matt Christopher( Book )

22 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in English and held by 1,585 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 1,576 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
Baseball pals by Matt Christopher( Book )

17 editions published between 1956 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voted captain of his baseball team, Jimmie declares himself pitcher even though Paul is a better pitcher. Paul leaves for another team, and Jimmie's team starts losing. Can Jimmie regain the confidence of his friends?
The year Mom won the pennant by Matt Christopher( Book )

17 editions published between 1968 and 2009 in English and held by 1,522 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
The great quarterback switch by Matt Christopher( Book )

13 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and held by 1,520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve-year-old Michael, confined to a wheelchair after an accident, uses mental telepathy to communicate football plays to his quarterback twin brother Tom, then suddenly finds himself on the field in his brother's place
 
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Soccer hero
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Football double threatOn the court with-- LeBron JamesThe kid who only hit homersSoccer halfbackDirt bike racerIce magicTough to tackleThe lucky baseball bat
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 (367)