SUPER SPORTS STAR GARY PAYTON
In this b-ball bio, author Judith Mandell details Payton's professional career and personal life in this story of skill and determination. Intermediate age/middle-grade level readers meet point guard Gary Payton, and follow his career from an early age to superstardom with the Seattle Supersonics.
Although he was not tall like many other players in his neighborhood, Gary's natural atheletic talent, passion for the sport, and father's disciplined approach to practice, turned him into a force to be reckoned with on the court. Gary was a star guard for the NBA's Seattle SuperSonics when the book was written. Payton's nickname is "The Glove," because of his ability to defend other players as closely as a glove fits on a hand.
HORN BOOK REVIEW OF SUPER SPORTS STAR GARY PAYTON:
"The large print, readable text, and color photographs . . . may encourage young fans."
–The Horn Book Guide