Long Shot (Comeback Kids Series)

Long Shot (Comeback Kids Series)

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by Mike Lupica
     
 

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Pedro Morales loves playing basketball, but heÆs more of a team guy than a starùthat would be Ned Hancock, the best player in their entire town. The two boys get along well, but their friendship is threatened when Pedro decides to run against Ned for class president. The election starts to affect their team, and Pedro learns who his real friends are and… See more details below

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Pedro Morales loves playing basketball, but heÆs more of a team guy than a starùthat would be Ned Hancock, the best player in their entire town. The two boys get along well, but their friendship is threatened when Pedro decides to run against Ned for class president. The election starts to affect their team, and Pedro learns who his real friends are and the best way to work together on and off the court.

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School Library Journal
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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101203057
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
10/02/2008
Series:
Comeback Kids Series
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
221,111
Lexile:
910L (what's this?)
File size:
0 MB
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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