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Summer ball

by Lupica, Mike.

Format: Print Book 2007
Availability: Available at 11 Libraries 11 of 15 copies
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Andrew Carnegie Free Library Young Adult YA Fic LUPICA
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Summary
The sequel to the #1 New York Times bestseller Travel Team!

When you're the smallest kid playing a big man's game, the challenges never stop--especially when your name is Danny Walker. Leading your travel team to the national championship may seem like a dream come true, but for Danny, being at the top just means the competition tries that much harder to knock him off. Now Danny's leaving Middletown for the summer and heading to Right Way basketball camp, where he's out of his element and maybe out of his league. The country's best ballers are in attendance, and Danny will need to raise his game if he wants to match up. But it won't be easy. Old rivals and new battles leave Danny wondering if he really has what it takes to stand tall.

"Lupica is at his best when he puts the reader right in the center of the action on the court. His game descriptions are fast, accurate, and exciting. Young sports-fiction fans will eat this up." -- Booklist
 
"Sports fans will relish the on-court action, expertly rendered in Lupica's taut prose. This worthy sequel to Travel Team should earn a wide audience." -- School Library Journal
 
"Lupica knows his basketball and knows how to spin a page-turner of a story. Those who enjoyed the first installment of Danny's story will be thrilled to read a sequel, and even those middle school readers who are not huge sports fans will want to cheer for Danny Walker, who proves that determination can be a whole lot bigger than height." -- VOYA
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Danny Walker is back in this sequel to Travel Team (2004). This installment takes Danny to a summer basketball camp, where the scrappy hero faces some of the country's best players in his age group. Early on, Danny finds himself spending a lot of time on the bench because his coach (a retired college coach) determines that he is too short for the game. Danny suspects, however, that the coach's antagonism may have more to do with an old grudge the coach holds against Danny's dad, a former basketball star. Eventually, though, Danny's tough-minded determination wins the day as he helps lead his team to victory. Lupica is at his best when he puts the reader right in the center of the action on the court. His game descriptions are fast, accurate, and exciting. Young sports-fiction fans will eat this up. --Todd Morning Copyright 2007 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Danny, first introduced in Travel Team (a novel with "genuinely affecting moments," wrote PW), is back in Summer Ball by Mike Lupica. This time the teen heads out of town to spend the summer at Right Way basketball camp where he will have to play with-and against-some of the best ballers around. Faced with challenges old and new, Danny must overcome his doubts and fears to find out if he has what it takes to bring his game to the next level. (Philomel, $17.99 256p ages 10-up ISBN 9780-399-24487-2; May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Basketball stories.
Camps -- Juvenile fiction.
Basketball -- Fiction.
Camps -- Fiction.
Publisher New York, NY :Philomel Books,2007
Language English
Notes Sequel to: Travel team.
Awards A Junior Library Guild selection
Description 244 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN 9780399244872 (hardcover)
0399244875 (hardcover)
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