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Summer ball

by Lupica, Mike.

Format: Print Book 2008
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
Dormont Public Library Young Adult YA LUPI
Location  Dormont Public Library
 
Collection  Young Adult
 
Call Number  YA LUPI
 
 
Oakmont Carnegie Library Juvenile Fiction J LU
Location  Oakmont Carnegie Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
 
Call Number  J LU
 
 
Summary
In this sequel to "Travel Team", thirteen-year-old Danny must prove himself all over again for a disapproving coach and against new rivals at a summer basketball camp.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In this ruminative collection, Gopnik offers five essays on winter-exploring it as season and idea, elemental force and cultural influence. The New Yorker staff writer and author of Paris to the Moon composed these pieces for the 50th anniversary of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's Massey Lectures. He acknowledges that "chapters are meant to sound vocal" and rough edges have been left in place. Readers will find pleasures of the serendipitous variety, including introductions to Wilson "Snowflake" Bentley, the underground architect Vincent Ponte, and the engineers who helped developed central heating. Gopnik's round-the-world tour of "romantic winter" covers more than 200 years in art, music, poetry, literature, and theology. In "Radical Winter," he describes the absurd courage of the men who raced for glory at the North and South Poles; in "Recreational Winter," he untangles the motley origins of ice hockey. Though the prose moves slowly at times, Gopnik leavens dense material with humor, and makes unwieldy concepts accessible through modern-day comparisons (consider Dickens the Francis Ford Coppola of his day). In the end, the lectures serve as Gopnik's equivalent to a Playmate's "turn-ons and turn-offs." That being the case, we'd call him a worthy Mr. December. (Sept.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

Additional Information
Subjects Basketball -- Fiction.
Basketball stories.
Publisher New York :Scholastic,2008
Language English
Notes "This edition is available for distribution only through the school market." -- [P.] 1 of cover.
Description 244 pages ; 20 cm
ISBN 0545109051
9780545109055
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