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Touchdown for Tommy (Sports Classics)

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TOUCHDOWN FOR TOMMY Is football Tommy's key to a new home? Football isn't just Tommy's favorite sport-he also thinks that it's the key to a good home. The recently orphaned Tommy is delighted to discover that his foster father, Mr. Powell, coaches Midget League football. By playing well, Tommy hopes that he will make Mr. Powell want to adopt him, and then he will have a re ...more
Paperback, 145 pages
Published October 30th 1985 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (first published October 30th 1959)
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I thought this was a great book because it is about football. This kid is in the foster home, and he gets adopted. He likes football, so they sign him up. He likes to be the tight end. Tommy was not too bad. He didn't know if he would stay with them, so he had a game and found out he is staying. Tommy had a good game. It would be a great book for anyone who likes football.
It was sad because Tommy was orphaned but it was happy when he made the football team. He learned to play right and you can't run right into people. Tommy suceeded and was allowed to live with the Powells. His family pushed him hard so he did well in school. The ending was happy, not sad like the beginning.
the Reeds
My son likes the book but then he's biased for anything football related. I thought it oversimplistic but the book's not meant for my age group.
Rich Andrus
This continues to be my favorite book since Gradeschool -- I have read it multiple times since then and still love the story line!
one of my favorite books from my childhood plus my nickname used to be touchdown tommy back in middle school
God, I really wanted to write these sorts of books when I was a kid. Where did I go wrong?
So good. I think the character was Tom Brady. No lie (OK, maybe a little one)
This is the first book I remember reading. I suspect it was 1st grade.
this book is very good and exciting
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