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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Lexile Measure: 920L (What's this?)
  • Series: Game Changers
  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Press; 1.6.2013 edition (February 5, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0545381835
  • ISBN-13: 978-0545381833
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #232,044 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Back from his game-winning touchdown pass in the championship football game, sixth-grader Ben McBain returns with buddies Sam, Coop, Lily, and new addition Shawn at the start of the basketball season. In a fresh twist to the standard sports formula, their team fails to make the championship basketball game, and Ben wrestles with personal shortcomings as he deals with an obnoxious but talented opposing point guard who has his eye on Lily. With plenty of well-paced game action and an attractive cast of characters, this second in the Game Changers series is as satisfying as a three-point shot from the corner. Grades 4-7. --Linda Perkins

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"Ben is a strong character, surrounded by a great group of sidekicks. Readers who, like Ben, live and breathe football, will enjoy." -KIRKUS REVIEWS

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Mike Lupica is one of the most prominent sports writers in America. His longevity at the top of his field is based on his experience and insider's knowledge, coupled with a provocative presentation that takes an uncompromising look at the tumultuous world of professional sports. Today he is a syndicated columnist for the New York Daily News, which includes his popular "Shooting from the Lip" column, which appears every Sunday. He began his newspaper career covering the New York Knicks for the New York Post at age 23. He became the youngest columnist ever at a New York paper with the New York Daily News, which he joined in 1977. For more than 30 years, Lupica has added magazines, novels, sports biographies, other non-fiction books on sports, as well as television to his professional resume. For the past fifteen years, he has been a TV anchor for ESPN's The Sports Reporters. He also hosted his own program, The Mike Lupica Show on ESPN2. In 1987, Lupica launched "The Sporting Life" column in Esquire magazine. He has published articles in other magazines, including Sport, World Tennis, Tennis, Golf Digest, Playboy, Sports Illustrated, ESPN: The Magazine, Men's Journal and Parade. He has received numerous honors, including the 2003 Jim Murray Award from the National Football Foundation. Mike Lupica co-wrote autobiographies with Reggie Jackson and Bill Parcells, collaborated with noted author and screenwriter, William Goldman on Wait Till Next Year, and wrote The Summer of '98, Mad as Hell: How Sports Got Away from the Fans and How We Get It Back and Shooting From the Lip, a collection of columns. In addition, he has written a number of novels, including Dead Air, Extra Credits, Limited Partner, Jump, Full Court Press, Red Zone, Too Far and national bestsellers Wild Pitch and Bump and Run. Dead Air was nominated for the Edgar Allen Poe Award for Best First Mystery and became a CBS television move, "Money, Power, Murder" to which Lupica contributed the teleplay. Over the years he has been a regular on the CBS Morning News, Good Morning America and The MacNeil-Lehrer Newshour. On the radio, he has made frequent appearances on Imus in the Morning since the early 1980s. His previous young adult novels, Travel Team, Heat, Miracle on 49th Street, and the summer hit for 2007, Summer Ball, have shot up the New York Times bestseller list. Lupica is also what he describes as a "serial Little League coach," a youth basketball coach, and a soccer coach for his four children, three sons and a daughter. He and his family live in Connecticut.

Customer Reviews

Read book 1 before this one, but easy is good.
Clayton Oney
This book is great for kids who like basketball, or just like sports.
J. Meslie
Great story gets interesting Ben Mcbain sam Brown.
esgold

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kindle Customer on February 26, 2013
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It had exciting twists and was very good I recommend it to everyone. I think everyone should read this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Elizabeth on February 21, 2013
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OUTSTANDING BOOK I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS BOOOK TO ANYONE WHO LIKES SPORTS AND IS 12-8 OR ANY AGED ADULT.GREAT JOB MIKE LUPICA!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jennings Jennings Jennings on July 20, 2013
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The reason I am only giving this book a three star rating is because of how poorly Lupica wrote it and how the kindle version was filled with spelling and word structure errors. Despite that I thought the book had a terrific message- "When doing something you love, you should have fun doing it" The message is why I enjoyed reading this book...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Thomas Jefferson on April 17, 2013
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All the action is very fresh and the end of every main event has a has a happy ending. It's awsome
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By esgold on April 15, 2013
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Great story gets interesting Ben Mcbain sam Brown. I love this book good job Mike lupica. Read this book it is so good.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. May on April 11, 2013
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I purchased this book for my grandson because he is very much involved in sports. He enjoyed the book very much.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Meslie on April 9, 2013
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Play Makers is a great sequel by Mike Lupica. Ben McBain hasn't even got time to take a breath, just like that its basketball season and there is a new point guard in town, Chase Braggs isn't much taller, but he seems to be better at everything that Ben was good at. Ben is determined to beat Chase, even if it means taking all the fun out of playing basketball. Ben has to prove that he still the best point guard in the league, no matter what physical advantages Chase has. This book is great for kids who like basketball, or just like sports. This book is recommended for basketball fans over 4th grade
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bonnie J Nichols on April 3, 2013
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Awesome
Best book yet. perfectly written with amazing detail and very suspenseful. Must read book for eternity!!!!!!!!!! Go Mike lupika
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