Athletic Shorts

Athletic Shorts

Six Short Stories

By Chris Crutcher

Greenwillow Books, Paperback, 9780060507831, 208pp.

Publication Date: November 5, 2002

Description

These six stories from acclaimed author Chris Crutcher are about athletes, but are not simply sports stories.

Here he presents characters from some of his best loved novels, as well as creating some unforgettable new personalities, in tales of love, death, bigotry, heroism, and coming of age.

Ages 11+



About the Author
Chris Crutcher has written nine critically acclaimed novels, an autobiography, and two collections of short stories. Drawing on his experience as a family therapist and child protection specialist, Crutcher writes honestly about real issues facing teenagers today: making it through school, competing in sports, handling rejection and failure, and dealing with parents. He has won three lifetime achievement awards for the body of his work: the Margaret A. Edwards Award, the ALAN Award, and the NCTE National Intellectual Freedom Award. Chris Crutcher lives in Spokane, Washington.


Praise For Athletic Shorts

“The characterizations are powerfully drawn, and the dialogue is quick and scorching.”
-The Horn Book (starred review)

“An involving group of stories…thought-provoking and discussable.”
-Kirkus