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No Slam Dunk

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A fast-paced, heartfelt story for basketball fans that proves being a good teammate remains the most important quality in basketball--and in life, from New York Times bestselling author Mike Lupica. Wes' father always told him that there was only one ball in basketball. That you had to know when to take it yourself and when to give it up, that finding the right balance was key. So at every practice and game, Wes tries his best to be a good basketball player and, above all, a good teammate. As the season kicks off, Wes finds that not everyone on his team has the same idea. All-star player and the Hawks' point guard, Danilo "Dinero" Rey seems determined to hold the spotlight and the ball, even if it means costing his team the game. If Wes is to lead the Hawks to the playoffs, he'll need to find new ways to dish out an assist--even if it means his most important one comes off the court. In No Slam Dunk, #1 New York Times bestseller Mike Lupica demonstrates once again that there is no children's sports novelist today who can match his ability to weave a story of vivid sports action and heartfelt emotion. A touching story about teamwork and family, of selfishness and generosity, No Slam Dunk shows that even in the face of adversity, giving your best is the surest way to victory. Praise for Mike Lupica:
-"Lupica is the greatest sports writer for middle school readers."--VOYA on True Legend
-"Lupica will win a Pulitzer for his sportswriting one day (he should have won it already)."--The New York Times on Heat
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Product details

  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 567g
  • English
  • 0525514856
  • 9780525514855

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"Combining contemporary issues with basketball action, this middle-grade novel will be a sure-fire hit withreaders who love sports."-- Booklist "Boys, especially reluctant readers, will gravitate to this addition in Lupica's sport genre books."--School Library Connection

"Lupica handles complex issues of scarred veterans, fathers and sons, and the difference between competition and battle with ease, making the familiar story of the redemptive power of sports feel new." --Kirkus
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About Mike Lupica

MIKE LUPICA (www.MikeLupicaBooks.com) is the #1 bestselling author of many popular books for young readers, including Fantasy League, Travel Team, Heat, and Million-Dollar Throw. 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 and is a special correspondent for MSNBC. Follow Mike on Twitter @MikeLupica.
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