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    Hoop Genius
    How a Desperate Teacher and a Rowdy Gym Class Invented Basketball
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    Also available in: E-Book
    By: John Coy Illustrated By: Joe Morse
    ©2013
    ISBN-13: 978-0-7613-6617-1
    AR Quiz #: 156779
    AR Points: 0.50
    ATOS Level: 4.60
    Lexile Level: 880
    SRC Reading Level: 5.7
    Pages: 32
    Trim Size: 9 1/4 x 11
    Dewey: 796.323'2
    Reading Grade Level: 3
    Interest Grade Level: 2-5
    Ages: 7-11
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    DESCRIPTION John Coy
    Taking over a rowdy gym class right before winter vacation is not something James Naismith wants to do at all. The last two teachers of this class quit in frustration. The students—a bunch of energetic young men—are bored with all the regular games and activities. Naismith needs something new, exciting, and fast to keep the class happy—or someone's going to get hurt. Saving this class is going to take a genius. Discover the true story of how Naismith invented basketball in 1891 at a school in Springfield, Massachusetts.

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    Book Features
    Full-Color Illustrations, Original Artwork
    About the Author
    John Coy is the author of the picture books Strong to the Hoop, Around the World, and Hoop Genius. He lives in Minneapolis and visits schools nationally and internationally.
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    About the Illustrator
    Joe Morse is an award-winning illustrator and artist. His work has graced everything from billboards in England to coins in Canada. He directs the Illustration Degree program at Sheridan Institute outside of Toronto. Joe lives in Toronto with his wife, the illustrator/designer Lorraine Tuson, and their 2 children.
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    Awards for this Title
    Black Eyed Susan Book Awards
    Booklist Top 10 Sports Books for Youth
    Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
    Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) Choices
    Illinois Monarch Award
    North Carolina Children's Book Award
    Star Of The North Picture Book Award
    Virginia Readers' Choice Award
    Starred Reviews
    The Horn Book Magazine
    "Coy understands the power of detail...and his tight focus on the game's initial season is immediately engrossing. Spare, precise language reflects the game's welcome sense of order as well as its athletic appeal. Morse's kinetic paintings, at once dynamic and controlled, fill the spreads, capturing the game's combination of power and finesse." --starred, The Horn Book Magazine
    Other Reviews
    Library Media Connection
    "Naismith's story offers an excellent way to reach reluctant readers when launching a research project or collaborating across disciplines." —Library Media Connection
    The New York Times Book Review
    "There's a bit of Otto Dix in Morse's distinctive paintings, with their angular contours and somber, blue-tinted skin, which lends an incongruous, though not displeasing, coolness to the notably hot-blooded sport." —The New York Times Book Review