On a book page, this tab will allow you to add a book to one of your lists.
Please login or register to use this feature.
9781459812192_cover Enlarge Cover
0 of 5
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
list price: $9.95
edition:Paperback
published: March 2017
ISBN:9781459812192

Kings of the Court

by Alison Hughes

reviews: 0
tagged:
add a tag
Please login or register to use this feature.
basketball, theater, school & education
0 of 5
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
list price: $9.95
edition:Paperback
published: March 2017
ISBN:9781459812192
Description

When the Gladiators basketball team's nasty coach finally gets turfed midseason, things couldn't possibly get worse. The team hasn't won a game yet, and morale is at rock bottom. Sameer, who announces the games and keeps score, and Vijay, the team mascot, have their hands full keeping the team's spirits up. When they get promoted to assistant coach and manager, can they help a small, unathletic, Shakespeare-quoting drama teacher coach the team to victory, or at least to dignity? Or will the courtside drama eclipse even the school play?

About the Author
Alison Hughes writes for children of all ages, and her books have been nominated for numerous awards. Alison also volunteers at the Centre for Family Literacy and does frequent presentations at schools, libraries and young-writer conferences. She lives in Edmonton, Alberta, with her husband and three children. For more information, visit www.alisonhughesbooks.com.
Author profile page >
Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
9 to 12
Grade:
4 to 7
Reading age:
9 to 12
Editorial Reviews

"Exuberantly multiracial and multiethnic...a good-hearted story of gladiators, kings, and kids with dreams."

— Kirkus Reviews

"An unlikely blend of personalities and characters working together promotes the concept of tolerance and discovery of how two very different fields can cooperate to make positive change. Recommended for independent reading and literature circles and as a springboard for class or group discussion."

— Resource Links

"Kings of the Court is well paced, and its characters are realistically rendered with depth...Hughes creates a cast of characters from various backgrounds, but they're not highlighted as ethnic characters, they're just people in the story...Readers don't need to be basketball fans to appreciate Kings of the Court; the book should appeal to anyone who likes a good story about overcoming challenges."

— Quill & Quire

"Kings of the Court has great pacing...Sameer is an extremely likable character and an exemplary lead...The juxtaposition of theatre and sports creates an interesting dynamic that sets Kings of the Court apart from typical sports-themed novels. Recommended."

— CM Magazine

"This is a solid sports fiction titles for middle grades with a bit of Shakespeare added for spice…Many sports fiction fans will find that this journey of a losing team provides appealing characters, a realistic plot, and plenty of events that take place on the court. The bonus is the depiction of the three types of coaches; competent, clueless, and angry. This title fills a niche for middle school libraries looking to broaden their sports offerings."

— School Library Connection

Buy the e-book:

Reader Reviews

Sign Up or Sign In to add your review or comment.

Related Blog Posts

Reading Lists Featuring “Kings of the Court”

Other Titles by Alison Hughes

Beatrice More Moves In

Beatrice More Moves In

by Alison Hughes
illustrated by Helen Flook
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
More Info
Lost in the Backyard

Lost in the Backyard

edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
More Info
On a Scale from Idiot to Complete Jerk

On a Scale from Idiot to Complete Jerk

edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
More Info

User Activity

X
Contacting facebook
Please wait...