Coming Up Clutch
The Greatest Upsets, Comebacks, and Finishes in Sports History
From the Series Spectacular Sports
The sports world is full of epic comebacks, upsets, chokes, and clutch performances. The most memorable buzzer-beating baskets, double-digit comebacks, and unexpected meltdowns are all here alongside vivid photos and lively writing from award-winning sports author Matt Doeden. From racing legend Man o’ War’s only career loss in 1919 to the 2017 Super Bowl’s incredible finish, sports fans will have plenty to digest. Doeden also writes about the science behind clutch performances and asks if some athletes are more clutch than others, or if being clutch is just one of the stories fans tell themselves about their favorite sports.
|Interest Level||Grade 5 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 5|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Millbrook Press ™|
|Number of Pages||64|
|Graphics||1-color illustrations, Full-color illustrations|
|Dimensions||9 x 9|
|ATOS Reading Level||6.4|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||198723|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||2.0|
|Features||Awards, Glossary, Index, Reviewed, Sidebars, and Teaching Guides|
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“A solid purchase for those lacking an up-to-date sports encyclopedia-style item.”—School Library Journal
“[A] nice balance of recent glories and legendary triumphs so that even casual sports fans might be familiar with some of the events mentioned.”—Booklist
“As breezy a collection of sports stories as anyone could want on a lazy afternoon.”—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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