Books by Thomas J. Dygard

RIVER DANGER by Thomas J. Dygard
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 20, 1998

"The car thieves radiate enough menace to make Eric's peril real in this compelling story of bravery and family bonds. (Fiction. 11-13)"
A canoe trip for two brothers becomes a race for survival in this latest novel from Dygard (Running Wild, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >
RUNNING WILD by Thomas J. Dygard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Perceptive nine-year-olds might like this; older readers will find Pete's high school too white-bread and whitewashed to merit a visit. (Fiction. 9-11)"
The transformation of a teenage ne'er-do-well to gridiron great is traced in this novel from Dygard (Game Plan, 1993, etc.) that could be subtitled ``Portrait of the Troubled Teen as a Fledgling Jock.'' After his bad-apple pals Jimbo and Bucky sideswipe a parked car, Pete gets collared by Officer Stowell and dragged down to the police station. Read full book review >
GAME PLAN by Thomas J. Dygard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"As usual with Dygard, the climactic game is a real edge-of-the-seater; younger readers will also appreciate the simple language and repetition of key points. (Fiction. 10-13)"
When tiny Barton High's football coach is hospitalized a week before the season's last game, only bookish student manager Hubert ``Beano'' Hatton is available to step in. Read full book review >
BACKFIELD PACKAGE by Thomas J. Dygard
FICTION
Released: Sept. 21, 1992

"Uneven, but a strong finisher. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Quarterback Joe Mitchell and his tightknit backfield are leading the Hillcrest High Panthers to a second straight championship season and have promised to go on to college together. Read full book review >