Fall 2018

Coming Up Clutch

The Greatest Upsets, Comebacks, and Finishes in Sports History

From the Series Spectacular Sports

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

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.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-51242-756-1
$34.65 $25.99
978-1-54152-475-0
$51.99 $38.99
Interest Level Grade 5 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Sports
Copyright 2019
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press
Language English
Number of Pages 64
Publication Date 2018-08-01
BISACS JNF007100, JNF054000
Dewey 796.0973
Graphics 1-color illustrations, Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9 x 9
Lexile 980
Features Glossary, Index, Reviewed, Sidebars, and Teaching Guides

Reviews

School Library Journal

“A solid purchase for those lacking an up-to-date sports encyclopedia-style item.”—School Library Journal

Booklist

“[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

Kirkus Reviews

“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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