Matt Christopher was a semiprofessional baseball player until an injury permanently benched him. His first book, THE LUCKY BASEBALL BAT, was published in 1954. Christopher's specialty is writing children's books with a sports theme--not just limited to his personal specialty, baseball, but also football, hockey, basketball, and a variety of other sports. His more recent works, while still focusing on a sports theme, have also added elements of mystery, fantasy, and the supernatural.
From the Publisher
When the razorback player kicked it, the soccer ball sprang forward as if shot from a catapult, striking Jabber Morris squarely on the chest.
A young boy is pressured by his family to abandon his promising soccer career for football.
Editors Note 2
Because of his love for soccer, Jabber Morris tries to convince his mother that there are other ways of honoring his father's memory than playing football.