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Nov 02 2016

Captain's knock by David Warner with J. S. Black

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Ill. by Jules Faber. The Kaboom Kid bk 8. Simon & Schuster, 2016. ISBN 9781925368208
(Age: 8+) Recommended. Cricket. Sportsmanship. Friendship. Leadership. Davey Warner has done it again... made a big mistake that may change everything. His parents are cross - very cross! As a devotee of cricket, everything in his life is focused on cricket, and when his big mistake and his carelessness threatens his chance to attend a cricket camp he is devastated. And then there is also the possibility that he might miss out on selection as Vice-Captain on his cricket team. Will everything come together like a perfectly timed hit over the boundary, or will he have to suffer the consequences?
This is a story that reveals that excellence in sport is more than just playing well, it is also about focused practice, being a good team member and taking opportunities to listen to and support leaders and team members. From the perspective of an 11-year-old cricket obsessive, with a tendency to make mistakes, we also learn about the drive and qualities needed to succeed. There are moments of humour scattered through this book, along with quirky cartoon-style illustrations.
Recommended for 8+ (particularly for sports lovers/cricket fans)
Caroline Hull

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