Pro Football's Underdogs: Players and Teams Who Shocked the Football World

9781515780489. ea vol: 32p. (Sports Shockers!). further reading. index. photos. websites. Capstone. Aug. 2017. lib. ed. $27.99.
Gr 5–8—This series is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Pro Football's Underdogs includes tales of the Giants' Super Bowl XLII upset of the heavily favored and undefeated Patriots, Kurt Warner's transition from supermarket shelf stocker to Super Bowl—winning quarterback, and Tom Brady's ascension from Drew Bledsoe's backup to premier leader of a modern dynasty. Readers of Pro Basketball's Underdogs might not think of Stephen Curry as an underdog, but for a long time, he was considered too small to be a serious competitor. Inclusion of MVPs and amazing athletes like Curry will have kids clamoring for these titles. Published with Sports Illustrated Kids, each book is full of facts, high-energy photos, and plenty of supplementary callouts that will make experts out of novices.
VERDICT This series isn't an underdog, it's a heavily favored winner.

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