The Final Four

The Pursuit of College Basketball Glory

From the Series Spectacular Sports

  • Interest Level: Grade 5 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

When basketball fans hear the words Final Four, they probably think of the buzzer-beaters, Cinderella stories, and bracket-busters that have thrilled people for years. However, you don’t need to be a die-hard fan to know that the NCAA men’s basketball tournament is one of the most popular sports events in the United States. By the time the tournament of 64 teams has been whittled down to the Final Four, excitement reaches a fever pitch. From the first intercollegiate basketball game played in 1895 all the way to the thrills and drama of the most recent Final Four, read about the shocking moments and stunning upsets that give March Madness its name.

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Interest Level Grade 5 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Sports
Copyright 2016
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™, Lerner Digital ™
Language English
Number of Pages 64
Publication Date 2016-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 8.3
BISACS JNF054020
Dewey 796.323'63
Graphics 1-color illustrations, Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9 x 9
Lexile 1040
ATOS Reading Level 6.7
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 178919
Accelerated Reader® Points 2.0
Features Bibliography/further reading, Index, Reviewed, Sidebars, Table of contents, and Teaching Guides

Reviews

Booklist

“Arriving just in time for March Madness is this fresh look at . . . the Final Four championship games. . . . With vivid, play-by-play descriptions of pivotal games and final points, basketball fans will find plenty to enjoy here. . . . An informative, enjoyable addition to the sports shelves.”—Booklist

School Library Journal

“Each chapter of this NCAA basketball overview explores a different facet of the competition. . . . [T]he historical perspective and engaging presentation make it a solid choice.”—School Library Journal

Kirkus Reviews

“Doeden is clearly a sports enthusiast. . . . A solid collection of choice basketball nuggets.”—Kirkus Reviews

Author: Matt Doeden

Matt Doeden began his career as a sports writer. Since then, he's spent more than a decade writing and editing children's nonfiction. Matt lives in Minnesota with his family.

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