TRAVEL TEAM by Mike Lupica

TRAVEL TEAM

Age Range: 10 & up
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KIRKUS REVIEW

For a small man, Richie Walker casts a large shadow over his son’s life. Danny Walker would like nothing more than to follow in his father’s footsteps. When 12, Richie, a 5’10” point guard phenom, led his ragtag Middletown Vikings from Eastern Long Island to the national finals of the Little League Basketball World Series and became the darling of sportswriters around the country. Problem is Danny didn’t make his travel team. Too small. But, in a story every bit as exciting and tear-jerking as any novel or movie in its genre—Hoosiers, Mighty Ducks, The Bad News Bears—Danny gets his chance at glory. Lupica, a sportswriter at the New York Daily News, has the knowledge of the game and the lean prose to make this a taut, realistic story not just about the game but about heart, character, and family. A winner. (Fiction. 10+)

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 2004
ISBN: 0-399-24150-7
Page count: 384pp
Publisher: Philomel
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1st, 2004




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