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Playing for Pride

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Playing for Pride

By Timothy Tocher

Meadowbrook Press, Paperback, 9780689024535, 112pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2002

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Description
A New Sport with New Rules--Can Laurie Come Through for Her Team?

A New Sport with New Rules --
Can Laurie Come Through for Her Team?

With the girls' softball season about to start, fifth-grader Laurie Bird Preston can't decide what to do. Her friends are trying out for the team, but Laurie knows she's no softball player -- basketball is her sport. She helped lead her middle school's girls' basketball team to a state championshiop just a few weeks earlier. What fun will she have playing a sport she's no good at and might not even like? But with patience, practice -- and help form her friends and an eccentric old woman with a mysterious past -- Laurie might just learn that she doesn't have to be the best player to be part of the team.


About the Author
Timothy Tocher lives in the Hudson Valley of New York with his wife, Judy. He wrote Long Shot, the first book about Laurie. His stories have appeared in Girls to the Rescue, Books #6 and #7, and Newfangled Fairy Tales, Books #1 and #2. His humorous poems have been published in Kids Pick the Funniest Poems and No More Homework! No More Tests!
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