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New Kid

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Description

New York Times bestselling author Tim Green delivers another exciting baseball tale that will keep kids on the edge of their seats. Perfect for fans of Mike Lupica.

Tommy Rust is a pro at being the new kid. So when his dad marches onto his baseball field, he knows that time is up. In his new town, he goes by the name Brock, and he's having a hard time fitting in. And being friends with the bully from the wrong side of the tracks isn't helping. But thanks to a prank gone wrong, the baseball coach of the travel-team notices Brock's skills and offers him a place on his failing baseball team. But can Brock prove himself on and off the field before he strikes out and becomes the new kid...again?
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Product details

  • Hardback | 307 pages
  • 164 x 238 x 29mm | 470g
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0062208721
  • 9780062208729
  • 2,219,172

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It's hard being the new kid, both on and off the field.

It's bases loaded, bottom of the last inning, and Tommy Rust is up at bat in the championship game. This is the moment he's been waiting for. But then his father barges onto the field, and Tommy knows what will happen next. They will be leaving immediately--again--because Tommy and his dad are on the run.

Now Tommy is in a new school, in a new town, and he is no longer known as Tommy. Brock Nickerson is the name of the new kid, and finding a place for himself is proving to be a challenge, especially when his new friend is the bully from the wrong side of the tracks. Things aren't looking good for Brock, so to fit in, he accepts a dare to throw a rock at the travel-team coach's window.

Coach Hudgens has demons of his own, and many say he's "washed up." The travel team he's been running has lost every ball game in the last year. However, when Coach catches Brock in the act, he's more impressed by his pitching arm than angry at the prank. But can Brock save Coach's team . . . and maybe Coach himself? Or will Brock's father make him be the new kid in yet another town?

New York Times bestselling author and former NFL defensive end Tim Green delivers another baseball tale with sports action and emotional heart that will keep kids on the edges of their seats.
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Review quote

"Exciting, romantic and thought-provoking, this book scores a home run. "--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
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503 ratings
4.22 out of 5 stars
5 48% (240)
4 33% (166)
3 15% (75)
2 2% (12)
1 2% (10)
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