Shark Attack!

by Judi Peers

The East City Sharks think they have the county championship in the bag until their arch rivals reveal their secret weapon -- Spike McGarrity.

Team captain Matt Tucker is poised to lead Peterborough's East City Sharks to the county baseball championship. That is until the rival Lakefield Lions field their unstoppable ace pitcher, Spike McGarrity.

None of the Sharks can touch McGarrity's stuff, so they start to think of ways around him: remote-control baseballs, itching powder, laxatives in his water bottle. When Matt finally does think of a way to get McGarrity out of the game, however, things threaten to fall apart. The Sharks are finally left to rely on what got them to the championship in the first place: skill and teamwork.

Shark Attack is a lighthearted look at how fair play and high morale are vital to a successful team--win or lose.

About the Author

Judi Peers

JUDI PEERS is the author of many children's books, among them Free Stuff for Kids, Home Base, and Brontosaurus Brunch. She grew up playing baseball in the barnyards of Baltimore, Ontario, rising to win two Ontario softball titles in her late teens. She lives in Peterborough, Ontario.


"Shark Attack is an admirable addition to the high-quality Sports Stories series. The well-written story is right on the mark for the intended audience of 8- to 13- year-old sports enthusiasts. Children will find much to appreciate in this wonderful mix of human interest and sports excitement. The creative and lively main character is easy to relate to, both in his folly and in his wisdom. This enjoyable book is likely to motivate baseball players to be great sports and is a great choice for any children's collection. Recommended."
Deborah Dowson, Canadian Book Review Annual

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