Mike Boushell Sports Novels

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Mike Boushell has called upon his 28 years of varsity coaching experience, as well as his own long career as a player, to infuse his books with authentic action images and accurate sports terminology. Featuring Danny Cannon and living legend Bo James, the novels are fast-paced and sure to interest sports-minded teenage boys.

Mr. Boushell is a retired athlete and high school English teacher who also coached varsity football, basketball, and baseball. The father of five, he resides with his wife in Easton, Pennsylvania.

Mike Boushell has called upon his 28 years of varsity coaching experience, as well as his own long career as a player, to infuse his books with authentic action images and accurate sports terminology. Featuring Danny Cannon and living legend Bo James, the novels are fast-paced and sure to interest sports-minded teenage boys.

Mr. Boushell is a retired athlete and high school English teacher who also coached varsity football, basketball, and baseball. The father of five, he resides with his wife in Easton, Pennsylvania.

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Freshman Flash

Author: Boushell, Mike

Subjects: School Experience; Family Relationships; Sports; Football; Growing Up

Age: 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

Grade: 5, 6, 7, 8

Order code: 6007

Price: $14.99
Website price: $10.00

Class sets: 10 or more: $7.00 each.
Order code: 6007S

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Ninth grader Danny Cannon had a dream to play pro football. But college had to come first—he would need an athletic scholarship. His mom could not afford to send him to college without one. As long as the college or university had a football program, he would be willing to go to any one that would help pay his way.

Now Danny had to make his dream take real shape; he had to shine in varsity this season. He was enthusiastic and aggressive, he threw his body recklessly into the game, and he had the uncanny ability to make the clutch catch. It would only take playing time to gain experience and unshakable self-confidence. What could possibly go wrong, as long as Danny had the help of his grandfather Gunther Red Evans, who was himself a football star; his coach John Kirk, the kind of coach every father wants for his son; and the team's star player, Bo James?

Bo James had been All-League at both linebacker and fullback in each of his first three seasons at Rockland High. The previous year he had been a starting linebacker to the All-State team, and he was selected to the All-State second team at fullback position. Bo James was as close to a living legend as Rockland High School had ever had. It was Bo who was expected to carry the Rockland High School banner through the Pennsylvania Mountain Conference. But Bo was out indefinitely after the game with the Raiders. As good as Danny was getting to be, the question became: With the Rockland Warriors seeming to be headed for the championship, could the "Freshman Flash" deliver?

Along with the fast-paced sports action, Mike Boushell explores Danny's world of personal relationships. The special relationship that Danny shares with his mother is an excellent portrayal of a healthy single-parent household. Theirs is a relationship in which mutual consideration leads to mutual respect.

Ninth grader Danny Cannon had a dream to play pro football. But college had to come first—he would need an athletic scholarship. His mom could not afford to send him to college without one. As long as the college or university had a football program, he would be willing to go to any one that would help pay his way. 

Now Danny had to make his dream take real shape; he had to shine in varsity this season. He was enthusiastic and aggressive, he threw his body recklessly into the game, and he had the uncanny ability to make the clutch catch. It would only take playing time to gain experience and unshakable self-confidence. What could possibly go wrong, as long as Danny had the help of his grandfather Gunther Red Evans, who was himself a football star; his coach John Kirk, the kind of coach every father wants for his son; and the team's star player, Bo James?

Bo James had been All-League at both linebacker and fullback in each of his first three seasons at Rockland High. The previous year he had been a starting linebacker to the All-State team, and he was selected to the All-State second team at fullback position. Bo James was as close to a living legend as Rockland High School had ever had. It was Bo who was expected to carry the Rockland High School banner through the Pennsylvania Mountain Conference. But Bo was out indefinitely after the game with the Raiders. As good as Danny was getting to be, the question became: With the Rockland Warriors seeming to be headed for the championship, could the "Freshman Flash" deliver?

Along with the fast-paced sports action, Mike Boushell explores Danny's world of personal relationships. The special relationship that Danny shares with his mother is an excellent portrayal of a healthy single-parent household. Theirs is a relationship in which mutual consideration leads to mutual respect.

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Freshmen Five

Author: Boushell, Mike

Subjects: School Experience; Family Relationships; Sports; Basketball; Social Relationships

Age: 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

Grade: 5, 6, 7, 8

ISBN: 978-0-88092-602-7

Order code: 6023

Price: $14.99
Website price: $10.00

Class sets: 10 or more: $7.00 each.
Order code: 6023S

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Danny Cannon almost did not go out for basketball his freshman year, but his friends prevailed upon him to give it a shot. He soon found himself the starting point guard on a team that came to feature five freshmen. Their season was not without problems, but together they achieved a great deal as a team and set themselves up to be competitive in the years to come.

Danny Cannon almost did not go out for basketball his freshman year, but his friends prevailed upon him to give it a shot. He soon found himself the starting point guard on a team that came to feature five freshmen. Their season was not without problems, but together they achieved a great deal as a team and set themselves up to be competitive in the years to come.

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Gridiron Hero

Author: Boushell, Mike

Subjects: School Experience; Leadership; Family Relationships; Sports; Football; Social Relationships

Age: 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

Grade: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Order code: 6015

Price: $14.99
Website price: $10.00

Class sets: 10 or more: $7.00 each.
Order code: 6015S

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Bo James, linebacker and running back, is as close to a living legend as Rockland High School has ever had. Big, his legs pumping like pistons, he churns, twists, and blasts through the defenders, and he pulls the cheering crowd into the heat of the game.

Bo is also sharp—smart enough to see through the dirt, sweat, and clashing bodies that something is wrong with the Rockland Warriors, the team that by all rights should be headed to the state championship. What will happen to the team and the season when co-captains Bo and Ted Johnson discover the truth and bring it to Coach?

Bo James, linebacker and running back, is as close to a living legend as Rockland High School has ever had. Big, his legs pumping like pistons, he churns, twists, and blasts through the defenders, and he pulls the cheering crowd into the heat of the game.

Bo is also sharp—smart enough to see through the dirt, sweat, and clashing bodies that something is wrong with the Rockland Warriors, the team that by all rights should be headed to the state championship. What will happen to the team and the season when co-captains Bo and Ted Johnson discover the truth and bring it to Coach?

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