Something for Joey by Richard PeckSomething for Joey by Richard Peck

Something for Joey

byRichard Peck

Mass Market Paperback | March 1, 1983

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Together, they won college football's highest award.

This is a true, memorable, compassionate story of courage and love between two brothers. In 1973, while John Cappelletti was winning the Heisman Trophy as the outstanding college football player in America, his younger brother Joey was suffering from leukemia. But John, now a running back for the Los Angeles Rams, had a very special medicine for Joey. It was called touchdowns. And John scored them in bunches because they were "Something for Joey." The story of the Cappelletti family is a story of courage you will never forget.
Born in Decatur, IIlinois, Richard Peck has written over 41 books for young readers. He is the winner of the 1990 Margaret A. Edwards Award, a prestigious award sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association of the American Library Association in cooperation with the School Library Journal; the 1990 National Council of Teach...
Title:Something for JoeyFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 6.88 × 4.19 × 0.49 inPublished:March 1, 1983Publisher:Random House Children's Books

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0553271997

ISBN - 13:9780553271997

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Something for Joey, and everyone! I didn't read the actual book myself, because this story was read out loud by my teacher in class. I never was really interested in football, but when I listened to this story, it was like I was in on the excitement. It was like being a part of the family and feeling the ups and downs of life! Itz really a great (real) story, and I would recommend it for all ages!
Date published: 2000-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Something for Joey I thought this book was excellent! It brings hope to readers who are facing their own troubles, and it shows how the love of a family can conquer anything. I'd recomend it to every one.
Date published: 2000-04-30

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True-life story of pro-football star John Cappelletti and his younger brother Joey, stricken with leukemia.