About Athlete vs. Mathlete. Owen Evans lights up the scoreboards. His brother, Russell, rocks the school boards. These twin brothers couldn’t be more different. “Chris, the rest of the guys, and I had been playing together since Cotter Elementary. We were undefeated in sixth grade (if you didn’t count our five losses . Athlete vs. Mathlete Canadian Title. By W C Mack. Scholastic Canada Ltd | ISBN Ebook Pages | Ages 9 to Scholastic Canada Ltd.

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We were undefeated in sixth grade if you didn’t count our five losses, Richie’s Picks: One twin, Owen loves to play and watch basketball vz the other twin, Russell loves to rack up math awards. When someone tries to steal R Owen Evans lights up the scoreboards.

Owen and his dad start training him for tryouts. Buy now with 1-Click. This is a needed theme in children’s literature. Publicist or Marketing Professional. So their Dad helped them practice. There’s some father son time that was really important to the story. Paperbackpages. I felt surprised about the ending because Owen made the winning shot of the basketball game because he never made the winning game shot before.

View or edit your browsing history. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Sep 22, Gregory rated it it was amazing. But it was definitely mathkete and would be a great read for any middle grade reader.

Which of the following best describes you? The theme in this book is you can change who you are you aren’t glued into one identity forever. Will Russ and Owen take advantage?

His brother, Russell, rocks the school boards. Now Russ and Owen are fighting for the spotlight, and sabotage seems like their only hope. This book is set in a today like setting in a city about the size of Sturgeon Bay. Trouble starts when a new coach takes over the basketball team. So Owen does something that makes Russ so mad he stops playing for a while. But everyone is shocked that he has a bit of a hidden talent.


You can find this review and others like it on my blog at http: I’ve read it twice for Battle and enjoyed it both times. Should appeal to sporty upper elementary aged students as well as fans of realistic fiction.

They later on apologized and were excellent teammates. Meanwhile, Russ is inspired. Dec 06, Texas State Poder rated it it was amazing.

The main character is Owen and Russel I can relate to Owen because I have played basketball before and people would never pass so when I got the ball I would just go to the hoop and shoot the ball. Feb 02, Melia rated it it was amazing. Or will they be sidelined? They’ve long kept the peace by going their separate ways, but all that is matlete to mathete.

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The new basketball coach recruits Russell for the seventh grade team and a jealous Owen gs to fight to stay in the game. Double Dribble Athlete vs. May 08, Margo rated it it was amazing. When Russell finds out about that he gets angry at Owen, and even though Owen jumped in a dumpster to go and get the shoes, he still is not talking to him.

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Owen and Russell are two twins growing up in Oregon and Owen is the athlete of the two and Russell is the brains. Reading this book made me think about the quality of kindness between siblings and family.

Seventh-grade fraternal twins Owen and Russell are as different as night and day, and that spells trouble when both of them make the basketball team. Then the new coach asks Russell to try out for the team because he’s tall, and with that height comes a surprisingly satisfying skill in blocking shots. In this book we get a good look at two brothers that clearly love each other but struggle a bit with being top dog.

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But now he’s playing on the seventh-grade team alongside his fraternal twin, Owen, and they’re tearing up the court. Would you like to report poor quality or formatting in this book?

I love how the book is in both Owen’s and Russell’s point of view. I would say this because I like Athlete vs Mathlete is about two twin brothers and Owen is an athlete and Russell is the brains.

But when Arthur Richardson the Third bullies his way onto the team with an eye on Russell’s leadership spot, Russell realizes that the only way to save his season is to get Owen’s help with a strategy to take back the team. Write a customer review. There was a problem adding your email address.

Jan 10, Mariana G4 rated it really liked it. Russell doesn’t want to play basketball but the coach wants him to try out, he would rather spend his time with his masters of mathleet mind group to get ready for the district competition or studying.