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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I also think a person who loves to play or watch sports would like this book. Russell is the “mathlete” in the book’s title, the leader of the school’s Masters of the Mind team, and Owen figures his klutzy brother should stick to geekdom and leave the basketball playing to him. However I didn’t feel like the father ever realized that his pushing Russell so hard to be a basketball player was wrong.

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They later on apologized and were excellent teammates. One month ago, academic whiz Russell Evans never thought he’d be a basketball superstar. Owen, no longer the sole star athlete in his family, becomes increasingly jealous as his father, who once more or less ignored Russell, begins to focus on both sons.

Sep 22, Gregory rated it it was amazing. They are polar opposites, but when Coach makes Russell try out for the basketball team, everything changes.

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The theme in this book is you can change who you are you aren’t glued into one identity forever. Trivia Athldte Athlete vs. The book is about twinsOwen, and Russell.

Mar 02, Jadd H rated it it was amazing. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. At the first game Russell makes amazing shot and teals Owens fame. She also writes as Winnie Mack. Oct 06, Brian rated it it was amazing. These categories are such as heaviest, lightest, metallic, nonmetallic, metalloids, and number order. This ,athlete be a real life situation. This is cute and I like the message it sends but I wanted it to be No trivia or quizzes yet.


When Owen tries to steal back the spotlight he not only hurts his brother, his family and his team mates, but also himself. My favorite thing the author athlehe is that every chapter he switches between the two characters, Russel and Owen.

Their 7th grade year is bit weird THis book was a great mixture of a geek’s opinion and a jock’s opinion. Feedback If you need help or have a question for Customer Service, contact us.

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There are definitely extra bonuses if you know things about sports like the “Portland Trail Blazers. Mathlete is an upper middle grade novel about twin brothers in 7th grade. Great book for my students. Jun 02, Richie Partington rated it it was amazing.

There’s no inappropriate content and no romance or hint of one. I loved seeing how much they loved and cared about each other, and how when they realized they did something wrong and hurt another that they were truly sorry and did the right thing.

Since Russell is tall the coach of the basketball team wants him to try out, when he tries out he makes the team. But everyone is xthlete that he has a bit of a hidden talent. Amidst all of this turmoil, Russell is both expanding his horizons as well as coming to the realization that all of his academic prowess has never yielded the tiniest fraction of respect and acclaim that comes from a good pair of shoes and making a few mathleet shots.


He’s generally regarded as physically inept. When the dust settles, the Evans twins know they have more in common than they’d ever imagined and they’re ready to face the future as brothers and friends.

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I think a lot of people can relate to this book. A few days later Russ is up on the court playing a basketball game with Owen! Feb 02, Melia rated it it was amazing. He wants Russell’s mayhlete at centre court and Russell’s surprising skills soon threaten Owen’s court time; the family athlete suddenly finds himself in the unfamiliar and unpleasant position of riding the bench.

Our society pigeon-holes everyone. Would you like to report poor quality or formatting in this book? Despite some serious moments, the story is entertaining and appealing, providing some good points for discussion. There was a problem adding your email address. Thanks for telling us about the problem. I liked this book more than I thought. Apr 23, Blake S rated it it was amazing. A new basketball coach recruits Russell mathletw try out for the team when Russell knew he wouldn’t make it.

After making a fool of himself trying to educate the new coach as to why they shouldn’t have to try out, the coach spots Owen’s fraternal-twin brother Russell walking down the hallway Russell’s the tallest kid in their grade.