Search Results: "Mike Lupica"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BIG FIELD by Mike Lupica
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2008

"Another gift for the author's many fans. (Fiction. 10+)"
Game by game, Keith Hutchinson's baseball team makes its way to the Florida state championships at Roger Dean Stadium. Read full book review >

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TOO FAR by Mike Lupica
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 3, 2005

"Lupica (Red Zone, 2003, etc.) hasn't exactly shot the lights out here—plotting goes a bit loose toward the end—but the story is timely and competently told."
The famed sportswriter turns to high-school basketball for his latest and shows he's got some game. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 14, 1996

"Because he can'') that even the angriest fan will turn away. (First serial to Esquire; author tour)"
Nothing new in this angry diatribe from sports columnist and novelist Lupica (Jump, 1995, etc.): Professional athletes and team owners are arrogant, selfish, and greedy; the fans are fed up; and somebody should do something about it. Read full book review >

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LAST MAN OUT by Mike Lupica
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Believable pain and recovery against a solid football backdrop. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A middle school football player grieves his father's death both on and off the field. Read full book review >

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PLAY MAKERS by Mike Lupica
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Sports fans will eat it up. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Ben McBain and his friends are still celebrating their incredible football championship season (Game Changers, 2012) when the time arrives to prepare for basketball. Read full book review >

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THE UNDERDOGS by Mike Lupica
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2011

"Authenticity and texture combined with well-paced football action make for another solid outing from Lupica. (Fiction 10-14)"
A 12-year-old halfback with a huge passion for football fights to keep his team on the field. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 5, 1999

"Nevertheless, in the real world, players and owners aren't ready to 'reclaim' the fans—or claim anything, for that matter, except poverty when contract negotiations or public stadium referendums come around each year."
The renowned sportswriter strikes out in this treacly paean to fathers, sons, and America's (presumed) national pasttime. Read full book review >

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GAME CHANGERS by Mike Lupica
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"Readers who, like Ben, live and breathe football, will enjoy. (Fiction. 7-11)"
Ben's love of football forces him to overcome his disappointment at losing the role of starting quarterback to the coach's son. Read full book review >

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SUMMER BALL by Mike Lupica
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2007

"Nevertheless, fans of Lupica and John Feinstein will devour this one. (Fiction. 10+)"
Danny Walker returns in this sequel to the popular Travel Team (2004). Read full book review >

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MIRACLE ON 49TH STREET by Mike Lupica
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Add this to Lupica's Travel Team (2004) and Heat (April 2006) for well-written sports novels with sure-fire fan appeal. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Twelve-year-old Molly Parker loves "happy-ending fairy-tale" movies such as The Princess Diaries and Miracle on 34th Street. Read full book review >

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TRAVEL TEAM by Mike Lupica
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"A winner. (Fiction. 10+)"
For a small man, Richie Walker casts a large shadow over his son's life. Read full book review >

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THE EXTRA YARD by Mike Lupica
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"For football fans, what's not to like? (Fiction. 8-12)"
A Cinderella theme plays out for middle school football fans in this second book in the Home Team series. Read full book review >