The Final Four
The Pursuit of College Basketball Glory
From the Series Spectacular Sports
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.
|Interest Level||Grade 5 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 5|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Millbrook Press ™, Lerner Digital ™|
|Number of Pages||64|
|Reading Counts! Level||8.3|
|Graphics||1-color illustrations, Full-color illustrations|
|Dimensions||9 x 9|
|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|
“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
“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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