The Underdogs

The Underdogs
Author: Tracey West
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2021-10-05
ISBN: 1338767968
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Underdogs Book Excerpt:

From the writer of the bestselling Dragon Masters series and the illustrator of the bestselling Diary of a Pug series comes a high-energy, illustrated chapter book series about four dogs who learn that being yourself is much more fun than being Best in Show. Welcome to the town of Barksdale, where the canine residents strive for perfection. Every shopkeeper claims to be the "best groomer" or sell the "best biscuits." And at Barksdale Academy, the pressure is on every year for one pup to be named Best in Show. Nova, Duke, Harley, and Peanut have never won Best in Show... which is okay with them! But they have to work together to pass their Agility Exam, because either the whole pack passes or the whole pack fails. Nova has convinced her pals to train, but on her practice course, Duke is afraid to climb the high ramp, Harley keeps chasing squirrels, and Peanut can't make it through the hoops. Nova's not doing much better -- she's so excited she keeps knocking the whole course over! Will the pups make the grade, or are they doomed to be Underdogs forever? With black-and-white illustrations on every page and hilarious antics throughout, this series is perfect for readers who are just starting to read chapter books on their own, or for anyone who loves a good underdog story!

The Underdogs

The Underdogs
Author: Mike Lupica
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2011-09-20
ISBN: 1101535687
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Underdogs Book Excerpt:

#1 New York Times bestseller Mike Lupica tackles football! Will Tyler can fly on a football field. He may not be the biggest running back around, but no one can touch him when it comes to hitting the hole and finding the end zone. And no one can match his love of the game. When Will has a football in hand, he may as well be flying for real because life can't touch him - his dad isn't so defeated, his town isn't so poor, and everyone has something to cheer for. All of which does him no good if the football season is canceled. With no funding for things like uniforms and a cared-for playing field, with seemingly every other family moving to find jobs, there simply isn't enough money or players for a season. Unless one kid can rally an entire town and give everyone a reason to believe . . . For fans of his bestselling novels Travel Team and Million-Dollar Throw, Mike Lupica delivers a feel-good sports story that will have readers cheering where they sit. “There's plenty of action for sports fans, and readers will root for Will and his teammates till the very last page.” –School Library Journal “[F]ootball fans will…respond to the detailed and exciting game action once the season gets rolling and find inspiration in Will and his teammates' tenacity.” –Publisher’s Weekly “Will's ingenuity and loyalty are encouraging, causing readers to want to cheer him on as he makes his dream come true.” –VOYA

The Underdogs

The Underdogs
Author: Sara Hammel
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-05-31
ISBN: 0374301638
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Underdogs Book Excerpt:

Who killed Annabel Harper? When a popular teen beauty’s body is discovered by the pool at an elite tennis club, the regulars are shocked—especially twelve-year-old Evie and her best friend, Chelsea. While everyone else is haunted by the teen’s death, Evie and Chelsea jump on the case, dogging the footsteps of the lead detective as he investigates. As temperatures soar over the summer, tensions rise, fingers are pointed, and a heroic act sets in motion a chain of events readers will never see coming. In the tradition of The Westing Game comes this debut mystery with a breathtaking twist.

God of the Underdogs

God of the Underdogs
Author: Matt Keller
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2013-09-17
ISBN: 1400204976
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God of the Underdogs Book Excerpt:

Have you ever felt like an underdog? Like you don’t have the ability or confidence to pursue your dreams? The Bible is full of ordinary people the world considered underdogs. Yet God chose them to do his work. In God of the Underdogs, pastor Matt Keller tells his own story of being an underdog as well as the stories of the underdog heroes in Scripture. Men and women like Moses, Esther, King David, Samuel, Joseph, Paul the Apostle, and even Jesus. The stories and scriptures you’ll read will inspire you to face down the excuses holding you back, and you will be free to pursue your destiny as never before! Maybe you’re thinking, My past is too dark. “But it’s your past,” Matt assures you. God of the Underdogswill show you that the Creator of the universe wants you to accomplish great things for him. He wants to use your life in a way he will use no one else’s. Don’t shrink back from your destiny; lean into it. The Bible says you are a friend of God. Beloved. Highly esteemed. Known. More than conquerors. God sees your potential. It is your inability, not your perfection, that makes you an underdog worth using in God’s eyes. So rise up, underdog! God has a special plan for your life.

Unhappy Campers The Underdogs 3

Unhappy Campers  The Underdogs  3
Author: Tracey West
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 159
Release: 2022-08-02
ISBN: 1338827375
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unhappy Campers The Underdogs 3 Book Excerpt:

The third chapter book in this fun, highly illustrated series about four dog best friends who learn that being yourself is much more fun than being Best in Show. From the bestselling author of Dragon Masters and the illustrator of Diary of a Pug! The Underdogs and their classmates are taking a break from competing in the K-9 exams to go on a camping trip! The fourth years at Barksdale Academy are heading to Camp Ruffing It for a few days of hiking, swimming, and roasting marshmallows by an open fire. Or, that was the plan. But Harley keeps getting distracted by all the sounds and smells in the forest. Every time she runs after a chipmunk or a shiny fish, she accidentally messes things up for her friends. Can Harley stay focused long enough to save the rest of the camping trip? Or is it back to civilization for the Underdogs? With black-and-white illustrations on every page and hilarious antics throughout, this series is perfect for readers who are just starting to read chapter books on their own, or for anyone who loves a good underdog story!

Down with the Underdogs

Down with the Underdogs
Author: Ian Truman
Publsiher: Down & Out Books
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2018-08-06
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Down with the Underdogs Book Excerpt:

Gentrification is moving in hard and fast in Montreal’s South-Western districts. D’Arcy Kennedy finds himself out of breath, out of a job and raising a kid in a small home meant for another era. As the bulldozers take away entire chapters of his life, he turns to old acquaintances for work, leaning in on his hard-earned reputation as a good PI to find employment with the Irish mafia. But even organized crime is struggling to keep up with the changing landscape of the City. Weed is going legal, trust funds are pushing realtors and people who would have not dared cross the Irish not so long ago now defy them carelessly. Navigating his past and staking his future on this new life, D’Arcy Kennedy will have to thread a razor thin line between the law, loyalty and his own family if he wants a place for him and his own at the end of it all. Praise for DOWN WITH THE UNDERDOGS: “A working class family man strikes a deal with the devil in Ian Truman’s fast-paced, volatile Down with the Underdogs. The result is class warfare on the streets of Montreal. Truman offers an unflinching portrait of a city caught in the throes of gentrification, and one person’s struggle to fight back. An excellent read.” —Sam Wiebe, author of the Wakeland novels. “Truman captures life on the edges—of culture, of language, of the legal and illegal, of the sane and the mad. And he tells a great story in the process.” —Warren Moore, author of Broken Glass Waltzes

We re Not the Champions The Underdogs 2

We re Not the Champions  The Underdogs  2
Author: Tracey West
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2022-03-01
ISBN: 1338788507
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

We re Not the Champions The Underdogs 2 Book Excerpt:

The second chapter book in this fun, highly illustrated series about four dogs who learn that being yourself is much more fun than being Best in Show. From the bestselling author of Dragon Masters and the illustrator of Diary of a Pug! Welcome to Barksdale, where all the dogs strive for perfection. Every shopkeeper claims to be the “best groomer” or sell the “best biscuits.” And at Barksdale Academy, the pressure is on for one pup to be named Best in Show. Duke’s cousin Coco, a French bulldog from Paris, is visiting for the K-2 loyalty exam. During this exam, the Underdogs and their classmates will participate in a field day event against a rival school. Coco is cool, funny, and charming -- especially compared to the Underdogs. So when it comes time to choose teams, it’s no surprise she ends up on Team Awesome instead of with her cousin Duke and his friends. But during the K-2 exam, Coco can’t seem to get anything right! She trips during the six-legged race, and drops everything that’s thrown to her. If Barksdale loses the field day events, everyone -- including the Underdogs -- will fail their loyalty exam! Can the Underdogs come to Coco’s rescue -- and save their school’s reputation? With black-and-white illustrations on every page and hilarious antics throughout, this series is perfect for readers who are just starting to read chapter books on their own, or for anyone who loves a good underdog story!

My Life Among the Underdogs

My Life Among the Underdogs
Author: Tia Torres
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2019-01-15
ISBN: 0062419803
Category: Pets
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Life Among the Underdogs Book Excerpt:

From one of the most respected figures in the dog rescue community come the harrowing, funny, and inspiring stories of nine incredible dogs that shaped her life. Tia Torres, beloved underdog advocate and star of Animal Planet's hit show Pit Bulls & Parolees, chronicles her roller-coaster life in this heartwarming memoir featuring some of her best-loved dogs. With inimitable honesty and characteristic brashness, Tia captures the spirit and heart of these intelligent and loving canines, while carrying us behind the scenes of her TV show, into the heart of post-Katrina New Orleans, onto the soundstages of Hollywood films, and even to the jungles of Sri Lanka. Tia has devoted her life to shattering the stereotype that pit bulls are dangerous, vicious predators. As the top dog at the Villalobos Rescue Center in New Orleans, the largest pit bull rescue in the United States, she and her team have rescued, rehabilitated, and rehomed hundreds of animals that might otherwise have been destroyed. As she puts it, "Most of the stories in this book are about animals (and a few humans) that needed someone to believe in them and a purpose in order to show their true nobility." Each dog Tia writes about here has overcome abuse, trauma, neglect, or just bad luck to become a stalwart, loving companion to Tia and her family. You'll meet Duke, whose intelligence and matinee-idol looks made him a star in movies and music videos; Junkyard Joe, whose single-minded passion for tennis balls was channeled into expertise as a drug-sniffing dog; Bluie, the unswerving protector of Tia's daughter Tania; and a host of other unforgettable canines. My Life Among the Underdogs is above all a love story--one that is sure to grip the heart of anyone who has ever loved a dog.

Pioneers Hidden Champions Changemakers and Underdogs

Pioneers  Hidden Champions  Changemakers  and Underdogs
Author: Mark J. Greeven,George S. Yip,Wei Wei
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2019-04-09
ISBN: 0262352346
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pioneers Hidden Champions Changemakers and Underdogs Book Excerpt:

An insider's view of China's under-the-radar, globally competitive innovators. Chinese innovators are making their mark globally. Not only do such giants as Alibaba and Huawei continue to thrive and grow through innovation, thousands of younger Chinese entrepreneurs are poised to enter the global marketplace. In this book, Mark Greeven, George Yip, and Wei Wei offer an insider's view of China's under-the-radar, globally competitive innovators. The authors, all experts on Chinese innovation, distinguish four types of innovators in China: pioneers, large companies that are globally known; hidden champions, midsize enterprises that are market leaders in their niches; underdogs, technology-driven ventures with significant intellectual property; and changemakers, newer firms characterized by digital disruption, exponential growth, and cross-industry innovations. They investigate what kinds of innovations these companies develop (product, process, or business model), their competitive strategies, and key drivers of innovation. They identify six typical ways Chinese entrepreneurs innovate, including swarm innovation (collectively pursuing opportunities) and rapid centralized decision making. Finally, they look at how Chinese innovators are going global, whether building R&D networks internationally or exporting disruptive business models. The book includes many examples of Chinese innovators and innovations, drawn from a range of companies—from pioneers to changemakers—including Alibaba, Haier, Hikvision, Malong Technology, Weihua Solar, Mobike, and Cheetah Mobile. Greeven, Yip, and Wei offer an essential guide to what makes China a heavyweight competitor in the global marketplace.

Underdogs

Underdogs
Author: Colin Crowdey
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2020-11-12
ISBN: 1409199290
Category: Humor
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Underdogs Book Excerpt:

Get ready to see man's best friend from a whole new angle in this hilarious collection of dog photographs. Everyone loves an under dog. And now, for the first time, in this collection of brilliantly hilarious images, we get to be literally under every sort of dog. From Finn the Cockerpoo to Dora the Springer Spaniel and Dave the Bulldog, here are the funny, sweet personality-full images of dogs, along with touching stories and fascinating facts about the different breeds. These sweet, unusual images of dogs reveal their quirky personalities and are the paw-fect gift for the dog lover in your life.

Underdogs

Underdogs
Author: Zach Berman
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2018-10-30
ISBN: 0762493526
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Underdogs Book Excerpt:

Following a season with incredible highs and heartbreaking lows, the Philadelphia Eagles went on to do what fans had all but written off as impossible: for the first time in the franchise's history, Philly won a Super Bowl. Philadelphia Inquirer Eagles beat reporter Zach Berman takes fans on a journey through the action-packed season -- from the preseason and midseason player pickups that shaped a championship team to the gut-wrenching injury of star quarterback Carson Wentz through to the bold play calling and nail-biting moments in Super Bowl LII, in which the Eagles bested the favored-to-win New England Patriots. A book unique in its scope and insight thanks to Berman's on-the-ground reporting, Underdogs will detail the unlikely story that captured national attention; explain how the team resonated among a desperate fan base that waited 57 years for a championship; and even delve into the players' social activism during a particularly political NFL season. With a foreword by beloved Philadelphia radio announcer Merrill Reese and an 8-page full-color photo insert, it's the perfect keepsake item for anyone who bleeds green. During his six years covering the Birds, Berman has developed relationships with some of the most notable characters that led the team to Super Bowl victory. In Underdogs, he'll explain why Nick Foles contemplated retirement on his way to winning Super Bowl MVP. He'll detail Howie Roseman's journey to NFL executive of the year after being cast aside by former coach Chip Kelly. He'll show Malcolm Jenkins' journey to team captain, how Chris Long's life changed in a Tanzania hotel bar, why Eagles kicker Jake Elliott didn't consider football until he was chosen at random at a high school pep rally, and where Carson Wentz ate dinner the night before he left for the NFL Draft. These more obscure stories offer incredible context and depth to an already fascinating story of success against the odds.

Showdown Underdogs

Showdown  Underdogs
Author: Lesley Ward
Publsiher: Teacher Created Materials
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2018-08-01
ISBN: 1425850073
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Showdown Underdogs Book Excerpt:

History is full of underdogs--people who have overcome oppression, prejudice, and poverty to achieve their goals. Some of those individuals have become well known heroes and inspired others to keep trying. Read the inspiring stories of underdogs including Abraham Lincoln, Daymond John, Bessie Coleman, Peter Dinklage, Loretta Lynn, and Seabiscuit with this informative title. Packed with fun facts and fascinating sidebars, this full-color informational text explores diversity and contemporary issues through high-interest content. Featuring TIME© content and images, this nonfiction book has text features such as a glossary, an index, and a table of contents to engage students in reading as they build their comprehension, vocabulary, and reading skills. The Reader's Guide and extended Try It! activity increase understanding of the material, and develop higher-order thinking. Check It Out! offers print and online resources for additional reading. Keep students reading from cover to cover with this captivating text!

The Christmas Underdogs

The Christmas Underdogs
Author: Connie Cameron
Publsiher: Redemption Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-01-02
ISBN: 1646452224
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Christmas Underdogs Book Excerpt:

“Merry Christmas!” “Happy Holidays!” Christmas is hailed as a season of joy and gladness—except sometimes it’s anything but. For Connie Cameron, Christmas of 2009 held sorrow and pain. She could have had a pity party and drowned her sorrow in cookie dough, but she didn’t. Instead, she was reminded she had a choice. She could choose to wallow in sadness or she could choose to trust God. When she did choose to trust God, He worked in her heart and the hearts of others and brought them all joy. Journey with Connie as she reminisces about Christmases past. Watch as she struggles out of her comfort zone. Laugh over the tales of the dogs she loves and rescued. Be encouraged as she rescues herself by bringing hope to others. This Christmas choose joy—and share that joy with others—including the underdogs God puts in your path. “Speaker and author Connie Cameron has done it again. The Christmas Underdogs is filled with heartwarming true stories and with reminders of the unmistakable presence of God in unlikely places. You will laugh and cry as you read this book and by the end, you will be inspired to do a tangible act of kindness for someone else.” Carol Kent, Speaker and Author Unquenchable: Grow a Wildfire Faith that Will Endure Anything (Zondervan)

Underdogs

Underdogs
Author: Chris Bonnello
Publsiher: Unbound Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-02-03
ISBN: 1800180896
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Underdogs Book Excerpt:

War is raging. Numbers are dwindling. It's a dangerous world for an underdog. The Underdogs of Spitfire’s Rise are falling apart. In the series’ penultimate novel, the remnants of Britain’s last army are called into battle again – this time to avert the violent deaths of tens of thousands of prisoners. The neurodiverse skills and defiant bravery of the Underdogs are pitched against the might of military science and the terrifying Acceleration project. Meanwhile, Oliver Roth has been offered a promotion that would make him the second most powerful person in Britain. But it’s conditional on the success of his next mission: the discovery and annihilation of Spitfire’s Rise. The Underdogs fight for the safety of countless prisoners, clueless that their home is being hunted. As each side launches their respective attacks, it’s only a matter of time until one triumphs decisively over the other.

Underdogs

Underdogs
Author: Markus Zusak
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2011-08-01
ISBN: 9780545388351
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Underdogs Book Excerpt:

Before The Book Thief, Markus Zusak wrote a trilogy of novels about the Wolfe Brothers: The Underdog, Fighting Rueben Wolfe, and Getting the Girl. Cameron and Ruben Wolfe are champions at getting into fights, coming up with half-baked schemes, and generally disappointing girls, their parents, and their much more motivated older siblings. They're intensely loyal to each other, brothers at their best and at their very worst. But when Cameron falls head over heels for Ruben's girlfriend, the strength of their bond is tested to its breaking point. We're proud to present these novels together for the first time, and to be introducing American readers to The Underdog, never before published in the United States. Fans of The Book Thief won't want to miss reading the novels that launched Markus Zusak's stellar career.

Pro Baseball s Underdogs

Pro Baseball s Underdogs
Author: Eric Braun
Publsiher: Capstone
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2017-09-15
ISBN: 1515780554
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pro Baseball s Underdogs Book Excerpt:

Baseball fans love to root, root, root for the underdog, and every summer they get reminded that anything can happen in pro baseball. An undrafted player can become an All-Star. A ball club known as a perennial loser can rise up and win the World Series. This book presents thrilling tales of players and teams who have shocked the baseball world.

Ubby s Underdogs

Ubby s Underdogs
Author: Brenton E. McKenna
Publsiher: Magabala Books
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2011-01-05
ISBN: 192261386X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ubby s Underdogs Book Excerpt:

Age range 10+ The Legend of the Phoenix Dragon is the first in the Ubby's Underdogs trilogy — shortlisted for the 2011 Deadly Awards, presented to Indigenous Australians for excellence in the areas of music, sport, entertainment and community. It is the late 1940s and Broome, a small pearling town in the heart of an ancient land, is still recovering from WW11. Ubby, a smart, street-wise Aboriginal girl, is the leader of a small rag-tag gang known as the 'Underdogs'. Trying to make a name for the Underdogs, she meets Sai Fong, a Chinese girl just off the boat from Shanghai. From the moment Ubby and Sai Fong meet, their worlds collide as they find themselves thrown into a series of bizarre adventures full of myths and legends and everything from ancient mechanical demons to fantastic beasts — and secrets never before exposed. This is an epic tale that measures the limits of courage and friendship. Ubby's Underdogs: The Legend of the Phoenix Dragon is storytelling on a grand scale that pulls its central characters from the unique multicultural town of Broome. It expertly draws in characters that have links to other worlds amidst a complex backdrop of Aboriginal and Chinese mythology (fictionalised).

Underdogs

Underdogs
Author: Heather Love
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2021-09-17
ISBN: 022676110X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Underdogs Book Excerpt:

Introduction : beginning with Stigma -- The Stigma archive -- Just watching -- A sociological periplum -- Doing being deviant -- Afterword : the politics of stigma.

The Underdogs

The Underdogs
Author: William Weintraub
Publsiher: McClelland & Stewart
Total Pages: 225
Release: 1979
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Nationalism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Underdogs Book Excerpt:

A SATIRICAL NOVEL ABOUT THE REPUBLIC OF QUEBEC WHERE THE ANGLOS ARE THE POOREST AND THEIR EVERY MOVE IS WATCHED BY AN ENDLESS ARRAY OF POLICEMEN. IN THE MIDST OF IT ALL, PAUL AND MONA SEEK LOVE AND HAPPINESS.

David and Goliath Underdogs Misfits And The Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell Summarized

David and Goliath  Underdogs  Misfits  And The Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell    Summarized
Author: J.J. Holt
Publsiher: J.J. Holt
Total Pages: 23
Release: 2014-03-08
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

David and Goliath Underdogs Misfits And The Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell Summarized Book Excerpt:

This is a Summary of the book "David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, And The Art of Battling Giants" by Malcolm Gladwell