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Athletic Shorts

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Athletic Shorts

Six Short Stories

By Chris Crutcher

Greenwillow Books, Paperback, 9780060507831, 208pp.

Publication Date: November 5, 2002


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+

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.”