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The Great Quarterback Switch [Paperback]

Matt Christopher
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Sept. 3 1991 Matt Christopher Sports Classics (Book 45)
Can Michael and Tom read each other's minds? Michael and Tom Curtis are identical twins who share a love of football. Unfortunately, because of a tragic accident, Michael must watch from the sidelines as his brother calls the plays on the football field. During one game Michael concentrates very hard on a play he thinks could help the team, and Tom calls the exact play a split second later! Is it coincidence, or can the boys communicate through ESP? The boys try a daring experiment in which they push their telepathic powers to the limit ... and suddenly, impossibly, Michael is running the ball for a spectacular touchdown!

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Matt Christopher is the best selling name behind more than 100 sports-themed books for young readers.

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T-forty-three drive!" Michael Curtis yelled, pressing his hands against the sides of his wheelchair in order to push himself up as far as he could. Read the first page
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5.0 out of 5 stars A sports-fiction about the disabled March 23 1999
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
The Great Quarterback Switch, by Matt Christopher, is a book about a boy named Michael, who is physically disabled. Michael is stuck in a wheelchair the rest of his life. He has a twin brother Tom, who plays football. Michael goes to every game, wishing he could play. One day, the twins meet their next door neighbor. Ollie Prutte is pretty old. He believes in mental telepathy. Ollie tells the boys instructions on how to do telepathy, from what he knows. At Tom's next football game, it happens, the telepathy works!! This book, a sports-fiction book, is great for young sports readers. The author, Matt Christopher, is presently living in Rock Hill, South Carolina with his wife, Cay. He has written more than thirty sports novels for children.
One reason why readers like this book is because I love sports books and Matt Christopher is really good at writing for kids. A really good scene is when, on the second game of trying telepathy, it works and Michael scores two touchdowns. Another reason why readers enjoy this book is because Matt writes books so that it makes it seem real-life, not fiction. He is a great writer.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A sports-fiction about the disabled March 23 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
The Great Quarterback Switch, by Matt Christopher, is a book about a boy named Michael, who is physically disabled. Michael is stuck in a wheelchair the rest of his life. He has a twin brother Tom, who plays football. Michael goes to every game, wishing he could play. One day, the twins meet their next door neighbor. Ollie Prutte is pretty old. He believes in mental telepathy. Ollie tells the boys instructions on how to do telepathy, from what he knows. At Tom's next football game, it happens, the telepathy works!! This book, a sports-fiction book, is great for young sports readers. The author, Matt Christopher, is presently living in Rock Hill, South Carolina with his wife, Cay. He has written more than thirty sports novels for children.
One reason why readers like this book is because I love sports books and Matt Christopher is really good at writing for kids. A really good scene is when, on the second game of trying telepathy, it works and Michael scores two touchdowns. Another reason why readers enjoy this book is because Matt writes books so that it makes it seem real-life, not fiction. He is a great writer.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Great Quarterback Switch Sept. 15 2006
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The Great Quarterback Switch

My book is called The Great Quarterback Switch by Matt Christopher. The book is about two twin brothers named Tom and Michael that love football. But one day a tragic accident happens. Michael walked out in the street and was hit by a car. So he was paralyzed for the rest of his life. The two twins go to their neighbor's house once in a while because they're friends, and one day the man says that if you think hard enough to change places with each other in a game, than it could happen. So one day at a football game, Tom is calling the plays and Michael is on the sideline thinking hard to change places. Then all of a sudden it happens! They switched places and Michael is in the uniform and tom is sitting in the wheelchair with Michael's clothes on. Michael calls the play and it works to perfection. So Michael gets his wish to play football again, come true. My favorite character in this book is Michael because once he switches places with Tom and, makes a good play and once he comes back to his real self, everyone is cheering for Tom. And Michael wasn't selfish enough to go tell everyone that he was actually the person who made the good play. Michael was really good at football, and it was very unfortunate that he had to get hit by a car and be paralyzed for the rest of his life.

The reason I recommend this book is so interesting that whenever I read it I never want to put it down. I always want to read the next line, or next page, or next chapter of the book.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Great Quarter Back Switch Dec 9 2005
By Omar - Published on Amazon.com
Format:School & Library Binding
This book is about two twins that love the game of football, but one of the twins is handicaped. When his other brother plays in the football games, they switched their minds and the twin that was normal would be sitting in the wheelchair. I think that this book is very good. Its not the greatest, but its good for kids like in the middle school or junior high.
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The great Quarterback switch Dec 20 2004
A Kid's Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I would give,The great Quarterback switch 5 stars. Have you ever had a twin? Well if you do or if you don't you will still in joy this book. This book is adout twins one is a Quarterback the our is in a wheel chair. They can switch bodys so the our is in a wheel chair can play agian. They can not tall nobody they mite think they are crazy but they told their best friend. I would not chagne a thing in the book.

I think 2 grade and up could read this book if you like football. If you the sports Matt Chirstopher who worte this book he writes many sports book for 2 and up. Adults would like his books to.
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book Dec 16 2013
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Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I really liked it.It had lots of football action and it had a meaning.Some books don't have one,This definitely had one.
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