Shoot-out: Mike Lupica's Comeback Kids by Mike LupicaShoot-out: Mike Lupica's Comeback Kids by Mike Lupica

Shoot-out: Mike Lupica's Comeback Kids

byMike Lupica

Paper over Board | May 13, 2010

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What happens when a star player ends up on the worst team? He either learns to lose or he stops playing the game he loves. These are the choices facing Jake, who has gone from champion to last place, testing his sportsmanship every time his soccer team gets waxed. It is his teammate Kevin who shows Jake that being a good captain means scoring and assisting off the field as much as being the star player on it.

The latest in #1 bestseller Mike Lupica's Comeback Kids novels is a cheer-worthy ode to the one sport played by more kids across the country than any other--in the summer of the next World Cup.

Mike Lupica is one of the most prominent sports writers in America. His longevity at the top of his field is based on his experience and insider’s knowledge, coupled with a provocative presentation that takes an uncompromising look at the tumultuous world of professional sports. Today he is a syndicated columnist for the New York Daily...
Title:Shoot-out: Mike Lupica's Comeback KidsFormat:Paper over BoardDimensions:176 pages, 7.73 × 5.31 × 0.68 inPublished:May 13, 2010Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0399247181

ISBN - 13:9780399247187

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


Editorial Reviews

Praise for Mike Lupica's novels:"Lupica is the greatest sports writer for middle school readers."--VOYA on True Legend"Lupica has the knowledge of the game and the lean prose to make a taut, realistic story not just about the game but about heart, character, and family."--Kirkus Reviews on Travel Team* "The dialogue crackles, and the rich cast of supporting characters nearly steals the show. Top-notch entertainment in the Carl Hiaasen mold."--Booklist, starred review of Heat"Lupica gives his readers a behind-the-scenes look at major league sports. In this novel, he adds genuine insights into family dynamics."--Booklist on The Batboy"Lupica will win a Pulitzer for his sportswriting one day (he should have won it already)." --The New York Times on Heat