Mike Lupica introduces his new middle-grade series, Mike Lupica's Comeback Kids."
When you?re the smallest kid playing a big man?s game, the challenges never stop?especially when your name is Danny Walker. Leading your travel team to the national championship may seem like a dream come true, but for Danny, being at the top just means the competition tries that much harder to knock him off. Now Danny?s leaving Middletown for the summer and heading to Right Way basketball camp, where he?s out of his element and maybe out of his league. The country?s best ballers are in attendance, and Danny will need to raise his game if he wants to match up. But it won?t be easy. Old rivals
Josh Cameron is MVP of the championship Boston Celtics and a media darling with a spotless reputation. He has it all . . . including a daughter he never knew. When twelve-year-old Molly Parker arrives in his life, claiming to be his daughter, she catches him off guard. Molly says her mom, Jen, revealed his identity before losing her battle with cancer. Josh isn't so sure about this girl-she must be trying to scam him for his money. Still, there's something about Molly that reminds him so much of Jen. But as Molly gets to know the real Josh, the one the camera never sees, she starts to understa
For Hutch, shortstop has always been home. It?s where his father once played professionally, before injuries relegated him to watching games on TV instead of playing them. And it?s where Hutch himself has always played and starred. Until now. The arrival of Darryl ?D-Will? Williams, the top shortstop prospect from Florida since A-Rod, means Hutch is displaced, in more ways than one. Second base feels like second fiddle, and when he sees his father giving fielding tips to D-Will?the same father who can?t be bothered to show up to watch his son play?Hutch feels betrayed. With the summer league c
Chris Conlan is the coolest kid in sixth grade?the golden-armed quarterback of the football team, and the boy all the others look up to. Scott Parry is the new kid, the boy with the huge brain, but with feet that trip over themselves daily. These two boys may seem like an odd couple, but each has a secret that draws them together as friends, and proves that the will to succeed is even more important than raw talent. #1 New York Times bestseller Mike Lupica scores from downtown with this new series for young middle-grade readers.
It?s simple. All Billy Raynor wants to do is shoot. After all, he is one of the best shooters in the league. But with his dad as his coach, and his parents newly separated, somehow everything?s become complicated. His brother Ben, the piano prodigy, hardly talks anymore. His mom is always traveling on business. And his dad is always on his case about not being a team player. But when Ben?s piano recital falls on the same day as the championship game, it is Billy who teaches his dad the true meaning of being a team player. #1 New York Times bestseller Mike Lupica scores from downtown with this