Safe at Home (Comeback Kids Series)

Safe at Home (Comeback Kids Series)

by Mike Lupica

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780142414606
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 09/03/2009
Series: Comeback Kids Series , #2
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 59,106
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.68(h) x 0.49(d)
Lexile: 960L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Mike Lupica is the author of multiple bestselling books for young readers, including QB 1, Heat, Travel Team, Million-Dollar Throw, and The Underdogs. He has carved out a niche as the sporting world’s finest storyteller. Mike lives in Connecticut with his wife and their four children. When not writing novels, Mike Lupica writes for New York's Daily News, appears on ESPN's The Sports Reporters and hosts The Mike Lupica Show on ESPN Radio. You can visit Mike Lupica at mikelupicabooks.com
 

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Praise for the Comeback Kids:
  
“Lupica portrays the action clearly and vividly, with a real sense of the excitement and unpredictable nature of the games. These are worthy additions to collections seeking to draw in middle-grade boys with an enthusiasm for athletics.” –School Library Journal
 
“These should score big with middle-graders looking for alternatives to Matt Christopher's titles.” –Publisher’s Weekly
 
“This title is a good choice for reluctant readers with a background in baseball.” –School Library Journal

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Safe at Home 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
matt3 More than 1 year ago
The novel Safe At Home by Mike Lupica is a story about a boy named Nick Crandall. Nick was adopted by his parents and attenda Haywoth school. Nick plays baseball and his position is catcher and Nick has an unbelievable throwing arm. This novel keeps you intrigued and grabs your attetion right from the start. one thing i didnt like the book because the pace was slow at certain areas. In conclusion i would recommened Safe At Home because itt brings excitement to the readers about baseball-America's favorite sport!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hate reading. I actually read this whe book!!!!! Tht is how good this book is.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nick Crandall is 12 years old and lives for baseball. He was adopted by two professors who don't know much about sports. Nick cares more about sports than he does his grades, which is the polar opposite of his parents. Nick is a catcher, who has a great arm. When an injury to the varsity catcher occurs, Nick gets called up to the varsity team (how realistic, right?). Nick has to go through teammate harassment (at first) and getting his grades up. With help from friends, Nick gains a whole new perspective on life.   
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Our grandson is a huge fan of Mike Lupica's books. He looks forward to each new one that comes out. He's 11 and loves to read especially sports books.
shelf-employed on LibraryThing 29 days ago
Twelve-year-old Nick Crandall has just received the wish of every boy on his middle school JV baseball team - a chance to play varsity, a chance that no Hayworth School sixth-grader has ever been given. He should be thrilled; but he's not. Nick, adopted only three years earlier from a foster home, is happy on JV. He's a star player. He's among friends. When he's drafted to fill in for an injured varsity player, he no longer feels "safe at home." In fact, he longer feels at home anywhere.Safe at Home is part of the Comeback Kids series, written by famed sports columnist, author, and TV personality, Mike Lupica. The thrill of the game takes center field in this story as Nick Crandall learns confidence and an appreciation for the things he has, rather than a longing for those he doesn't. Middle school boys and baseball fans should enjoy this short, baseball-themed novel.
shannonkearns on LibraryThing 3 months ago
a fun baseball story. i also really appreciated that the main character of this book was a former foster child and now adopted. there aren't a ton of young adult books that feature adopted kids and so i really appreciate that this book exists. there was a lot of fun baseball action and some good life lessons as well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nick Crandell, a 12 year old boy is adopted by parents who are both professors that don't know much about sports. He is a great catcher for JV, but when the varsity catcher gets hurt he is called on by the varsity coach. Nick has to deal with teammates who don't want him. Nick has to prove to himself and the rest of his team that he is up for the challenge.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nick Crandell, a 12 year old boy is adopted by parents who are both professors that don't know much about sports. He is a great catcher for JV, but when the varsity catcher gets hurt he is called on by the varsity coach. Nick has to deal with teammates who don't want him. Nick has to prove to himself and the rest of his team that he is up for the challenge.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nick Crandell, a 12 year old boy is adopted by parents who are both professors that don't know much about sports. He is a great catcher for JV, but when the varsity catcher gets hurt he is called on by the varsity coach. Nick has to deal with teammates who don't want him. Nick has to prove to himself and the rest of his team that he is up for the challenge.
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