Off the Bench (Fred Bowen Sports Story Series)

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Off the Bench by Fred Bowen is a must-read for young athletes and sports enthusiasts alike. The book presents valuable lessons about teamwork, perseverance, and leadership that are applicable both on and off the court.

The story follows Kris, who is disappointed when he is made “sixth-man”, instead of a starter by his basketball coach. Initially, Kris is upset that he can’t be a star player for the team and is determined to join the starting lineup. However, he later realizes that the “sixth-man” is crucial to the team’s success and begins to rethink who a star player really is.

Bowen highlights the value of teamwork and the importance of staying positive in the face of adversity. Kris learns that success is not just about winning but about doing your best and supporting your team. Even when he is benched, he continues to work hard and improve his skills. Kris learns the importance of supporting his team, even when he is not playing.

In conclusion, Off the Bench is a heartwarming and inspiring story that will resonate with young readers and sports fans alike. Bowen’s emphasis on the importance of teamwork, perseverance, and leadership makes this book a valuable read for anyone looking to improve their skills, both on and off the court.

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Author Fred Bowen
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 144 pages
Publisher Holiday House
Publish Date 28-Mar-2023
ISBN 9781682634103
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Issue August 2023
Category Tweens