WorldCat Identities

Christopher, Matt 1917-1997

Overview
Works: 422 works in 1,676 publications in 2 languages and 163,822 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 )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2,526 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
The kid who only hit homers by Matt Christopher( Book )

24 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 2,524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A boy becomes a phenomenal baseball player one summer when a mysterious stranger resembling Babe Ruth befriends him
Football double threat by Stephanie True Peters( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 2,486 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
On the court with-- Michael Jordan by Matt Christopher( Book )

22 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 2,331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life and basketball career of the high-scoring player with the Chicago Bulls, who made a brief attempt to play minor league baseball in 1994
On the court with-- LeBron James by Matt Christopher( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 2,270 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
Soccer halfback by Matt Christopher( Book )

13 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 2,114 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 )

15 editions published between 1979 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,044 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 )

18 editions published between 1973 and 2009 in English and held by 1,931 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 1,886 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 1,852 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 )

13 editions published between 1954 and 2004 in English and held by 1,826 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 )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 1,816 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 )

12 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 1,809 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 1,730 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 )

10 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in English and held by 1,677 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
Catcher with a glass arm by Matt Christopher( Book )

18 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in English and held by 1,671 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
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 1,655 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 year Mom won the pennant by Matt Christopher( Book )

14 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in English and held by 1,618 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
Dirt bike runaway by Matt Christopher( Book )

13 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,613 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 )

15 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,603 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
 
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Alternative Names
Christopher, Matthew F.

Christopher, Matthew F. 1917-1997

Christopher Matthew Frederick 1917-1997

Matt Christopher American children's writer

Languages
English (285)

Spanish (2)

Covers
The kid who only hit homersFootball double threatOn the court with-- Michael JordanOn the court with-- LeBron JamesSoccer halfbackDirt bike racerIce magicReturn of the home run kid