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  • Author:
    Carl Deuker
  • ISBN:
    0833570447
  • ISBN13:
    978-0833570444
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  • Publisher:
    Tandem Library (September 1991)
  • Subcategory:
    Literature & Fiction
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  • Rating:
    4.3
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Carl Deuker is a teacher in the Northshore School District outside of Seattle.

Carl Deuker is a teacher in the Northshore School District outside of Seattle. His novels have won numerous awards, including being selected as Booklist Top Ten Youth Sports Books, VOYA Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers, Book Sense 76 Picks, and ALA Best Books for Young Adults.

On the Devil's Court has been added to your Cart. From Publishers Weekly. Deuker's first YA novel is an absorbing reworking of the Faustian legend, with plenty of relevance for modern readers. Joe Faust, 17, who has always lived in the shadow of his scientist father, suffers a slump when everything in his life goes wrong. He doesn't fit in at his new school, flubs the basketball team tryouts and, perhaps worst of all, finds that his words have been distorted in a tabloid article smearing his father. While practicing alone on an abandoned basketball court, Joe agrees to sell his soul to the devil in exchange for a perfect season.

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On the Devil’s Court is a book written by Carl Deuker. It tells a story of a 17 year old boy named Joe Faust whom happens to be the grandson of a notorious legend about a scientist and his hunger for power. Joe loves to play basketball, attends a private school, and his dad is a world famous scientist. The setting of the book is in Seattle, Washington. There are many reasons to like a book like this one, from basketball to the devil (which brings about mystery in how this ties into basketball) On the Devil’s Court is a book written by Carl Deuker.

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On the Devil's Court is an intresting book written by Carl Deuker. On The Devils Court is a marvelous book that contains imagination, sports,and action. The plot is simple and cool. The story is about Joe Faust's basketball career

On the Devil's Court is an intresting book written by Carl Deuker. It deals with a boy named Joe, who isn't really fantastic in any area of life. His main concern is to play varsity basketball, but he hasn't been playing so great. The story is about Joe Faust's basketball career. The plot is a little bit of a mystery because Joe thinks he sold his soul to the devil. It has a lot of basketball action. When basketball season starts, On the Devils Court will start the season off for you. Popular Categories.

When a player's injury opens a spot on the team, Joe blossoms into an astounding superstar with 30 points a game, consistently performing last-second heroics. Even his grades improve. Increasingly close to panic, Joe watches a perfect season unfold.

US author Carl Deuker is 67 years old (born August 26, 1950. the setting of the book high heat by carl deuker takes place at shorelakes high school baseball tyeams field in seattle. Asked in Books and Literature. What is the setting of the book high heat by carl deuker? the setting of the book high heat by carl deuker takes place at shorelakes high school baseball tyeams field in seattle.

As is true of most any novel, On the Devil's Court, by Carl Deuker, has a number of conflicts that help move the story and provide depth to the narrative

As is true of most any novel, On the Devil's Court, by Carl Deuker, has a number of conflicts that help move the story and provide depth to the narrative. One such conflict occurs early on when Joe's father takes a new job at the University of Washington, forcing Joe to leave his friends behind and to acclimate himself to a completely new high school for his senior year. As is true of most any novel, On the Devil's Court, by Carl Deuker, has a number of conflicts that help move the story and provide depth to the narrative.

Main Character Joe is the main character in this book. Basketball is his life pretty much. Embed this book on other sites: On the Devil's CourtCarl Deuker9/10.


Blueshaper
As a teacher I love that! This one has 8th grade boys intrigued, interested, and in line to read it. I think Mr. Deuker hit a homerun (not to mix metaphors) with this title. With a touch of the supernatural, sports, and family issues as a focus for the title, this book appeals to many.
Manemanu
Great book
Ber
I cannot tell you that I've read this book myself; only that I've had to order three copies thus far because my middle school boys have read the cover off this book! I'm certain I'll be ordering another copy or two in the future.
Anayaron
My 13 year old son likes these types of books.
Araath
I'm a fan of Deuker's works, and so I was thrilled to see this one on sale. It's the classic Faust story, but set in a realistic, contemporary world that's easy to relate to.
Gavikelv
Thanks!
Dodo
Don't read it if you don't know anything about basketball and don't have anyone nearby to ask. There are a lot of sports terms in this book and I found myself asking my husband, "What does this mean?" A whole awful lot. Which is neither here nor there, I suppose, if your audience is a bunch of jocky teenage boys.
Overall: it's a little forced, I think. And what does it really say, in the end? Hardly anything. HOWEVER, big A+ on the pacing of this one, because even though I don't particularly like basketball or any sport necessarily, I kept turning pages in this one. In fact, I started reading The Gathering first, put it down, and then read this one before I even thought about Gathering, again. That is MAJOR points to this book, because I seriously am not a fan of sports. At all.
That said: overall grade: C. Characters are meh, but the relationship between Joe and his dad is nice/real. Plot is unoriginal and blatantly stolen from Dr. Faustus...which is actually sort of a POINT of the story...Theme: doesn't really add anything, I don't think, to the Faust story, soooo...what was the point? To put this into contemporary language/situations? It's interesting as that, but I'm not sure it's something I'd PURSUE for that. But, like I said: pacing is toooooo excellent to ignore. If it hadn't been for the pacing and the REALLY WELL WRITTEN suspense, I probably would not have finished the book.
This book tells about a boy's life that moved to different towns, and played on several basketball teams. Joe's dad makes him go to a prep school. He thinks that all the guys there are just going to be geeks. It turns out the school had an excellent basketball team. The big question is, do they need Joe, the star on the team, to make it to the state game?

I liked how the book told about how hard it was for Joe to change to a new school. The author also did a good job at telling how Joe turned his basketball team around. When Joe got to the first practice for the team, he was sure that he would not make the team as the starting point guard. Joe never quit and makes the team, which showed a lot of perseverance. The part of the book that I did not like was that Joe's dad had a heart attack. That part of the book really got you off topic of Joe's basketball season.

A person who would really like this book is someone who is really into basketball. This book is very similar to some of Matt Christopher books. Also anyone who is into books with surprise endings would like this book.