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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 ...more
Paperback, 145 pages
Published October 30th 1985 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (first published October 30th 1959)
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Liam Coyne
Nov 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Since this was the first Football Book Matt Christopher wrote I wanted to dive into it right away. In the story Tommy Fletcher who was recently orphaned learned his step-father was coaching a Midget League Football team and by joining and playing well he hoped that would make the Powell's want to
adopt him. There were moments he was worried about being sent somewhere else when he almost lost a half dollar he found in the backyard while Mrs.Powell was hanging up the laundry, when he tripped a
Jan 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
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.
Oct 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Apr 15, 2007 rated it liked it
God, I really wanted to write these sorts of books when I was a kid. Where did I go wrong?
Sean Castellanos
Oct 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
I liked this book because it was about football. It was about a kid who has no parents hes in foster care and is going to play football but none of the kids want him because he play to rough.
Oct 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
this book is very good and exciting
Jul 02, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sports
one of my favorite books from my childhood plus my nickname used to be touchdown tommy back in middle school
Jan 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I remember reading. I suspect it was 1st grade.
Rich Andrus
Jan 24, 2008 rated it it was amazing
This continues to be my favorite book since Gradeschool -- I have read it multiple times since then and still love the story line!
Jun 08, 2008 rated it it was ok
Shelves: my-kids-books
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.
Jan 22, 2008 rated it really liked it
So good. I think the character was Tom Brady. No lie (OK, maybe a little one)
Ryan Vaughan
Oct 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I thought The book had a good story line and it was about football I love football all in all the book had some good charters and it was the first book I have ever red on my own so I loved it
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Matt Christopher is the writer young readers turn to when they're looking for fast-paced, action-packed sports novels. He is the best-selling author of more than one hundred sports books for young readers.

Matt Christopher is America's bestselling sports writer for children, with more than 100 books and sales approaching six million copies. In 1992, Matt Christopher talked about being a children's