Long Shot (Comeback Kids Series)

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Pedro Morales has always been content helping others look great. The epitome of a point guard, he plays the game to set up his teammates—Ned, in particular, the star forward on the receiving end of Pedro’s pinpoint passes. Pedro wants to make his father proud, and so he runs for class president. Yet doing so means going one-on-one against Ned, easily the most popular boy in school. And Pedro learns the hard way that being a good teammate doesn’t mean that others will return the favor. Now Pedro wants to win more ...

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Pedro Morales has always been content helping others look great. The epitome of a point guard, he plays the game to set up his teammates—Ned, in particular, the star forward on the receiving end of Pedro’s pinpoint passes. Pedro wants to make his father proud, and so he runs for class president. Yet doing so means going one-on-one against Ned, easily the most popular boy in school. And Pedro learns the hard way that being a good teammate doesn’t mean that others will return the favor. Now Pedro wants to win more than ever—but this time, it’s for himself.

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Gr 3–6—Pedro Morales loves to play basketball, and as the point guard on his schools team, he knows that being successful on the court means being a good teammate. However, when Pedro decides to run for class president against the most popular boy in his grade, who also happens to be the school's star basketball player, he has to learn the hard way that not everyone is a team player. Drawing on his knowledge of the sport, Mike Lupica's novel ((Philomel, 2008) sends kids a message about the importance of cooperation and teamwork both on and off the court, without being preachy and didactic. Keith Nobbs's narration engages listeners and brings the characters to life. For fans of the series as well as reluctant readers.—Amy Joslyn, Fairport Public Library, NY
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780142415207
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/4/2010
  • Series: Comeback Kids Series
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 91,211
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.94 (w) x 5.12 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

Mike Lupica
Mike Lupica is the author of many novels for sports fans. His columns for the New York Daily News are syndicated nationally, and he is a regular on ESPN's The Sports Reporters. Partial to the little guys, Mr. Lupica enjoys coaching youth basketball. He lives in New Canaan, Connecticut, with his wife and their four children.
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  • Posted September 19, 2010

    Boys ages 9-11 Will Love this Title!

    Mike Lupica continually provides the young sports fan with fascinating characters and easy-to-follow plots. "Long Shot" is most appropriate for boys aged 9-11 as most of the main characters are boys. A new twist to this Comeback Kids Serial is that the main character is the son of a Mexican immigrant who works diligently to open his own restaurant and achieve his American Dream.
    In brief, the plot focuses around sixth grader Pedro Morales and his dreams of being a basketball starter for the sixth grade team in his town. Throughout the book, Pedro spends Saturday mornings playing soccer, his father's favorite sport, with his father as they talk about life and how to be strong. Pedro realizes through one of these Saturday morning conversations that he wants to run for president of his sixth grade class, but this means going against the captain of the basketball team and the most popular boy in the school.
    Pedro battles his own self-esteem, his family's drive for the American Dream, and the social aspects of running an election against everyone's "favorite" athlete. Pedro learns to look inside himself, the value of true friendship, and that even a "long shot" can win the game.
    I would recommend this book to my own 9 year-old and his friends as children learn the value of believing in oneself and how to stay positive in tough situations. Parents may also enjoy this title to be able to see just how the social world of ten and eleven year-olds has changed since they were children.
    Thumbs up to Mike Lupica for another fantastic read!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2011

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    The book is awesome

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 20, 2011

    Read the book and understand the message!

    Mike Lupica's book "The Comeback Kids Long Shot". Is about a boy named Pedro Morales that loves everything about the game of basketball. He plays point guard on his 6th grade team. He is a great team player and knows that being successful on the court means that he has to be. However, when Pedro decides to run for class president against the most popular boy in his grade, who also was the school star basketball player, he had to learn the hard way that not everyone is a team player.
    I would recommend this book to a lot of my friends because a lot of them feel as though they are in a dark tunnel and will never see the light at the end. But I believe that this book will help them realize that there is always light at the end of the tunnel. I don't only like this book I love it because of the message that it is sending to children. The message being that in your life there are always going to be people trying to nock you down, and get in the way of your success. It also teaches you that when you have great positive friends that are pushing you in a positive direction, and not letting you give up, it can not only help you, but it can make the whole journey to your success a lot easier.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2013

    Best book ever

    Loved it realy good book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2013

    Good

    So far so good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2012

    A

    Lupica is a great author


    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2012

    The Great Book About Sports

    The first time I read this book, it hit my mind that sports can be a massage. It can tell stories about how to do things a surtant way. How to play the game the right way. That's why this is the highest ranked book about sports. Thank-you.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2012

    Best book.

    Mike Lupica is the best author in the world.

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 17, 2011

    Exc

    This book is oone of my favs

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2013

    Chat books- Reed

    Unwanteds, book thief, scarlet letter, catching fire/mockingjay.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2013

    Sucky book

    I hate it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2012

    great

    Ya

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2012

    Fine

    Sort of good and bad

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 4, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    Mike Lupica knows how to write books for young sports fans and even for those of us who aren't that caught up with sports. He uses the game to introduce important themes that impact on young people. I am a retired teacher and I recommend all of Lupica's books, especially for reluctant readers.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 13, 2011

    i love it

    Well, the book is amazing. i think you should more words in there kids dont know

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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