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Travel Team Paperback – August 18, 2005
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While I was scanning the reviews I found one saying it was a very easy book. This review was full of spelling mistakes to make it seem like a book for a first grader, which it most definately is not. Please ignore that very sophmoric viewpoint.
I've found that Mike Lupica is a very good writer, especially with his basketball books. I haven't found very many sports books that aren't about the history of it, or stats of pro players. This book made me want to grab my basketball and go shoot some hoops!
In every game the author would go into detail about the score, what the players were thinking, and how they were acting.Read more ›
Danny is in 7th grade and has a huge roll to play. His father was the star point guard on the 7th grade travel team when he was younger. He also played college ball at Syracuse, but injured his hip early in his N.B.A. career. Now, Danny, who is very short, is expected to take after his dad. He does just about that up until the night after tryouts for the 7th grade travel team. He gets a phone call from the coach saying that he didn't make the team because of his size. After hearing Danny say that he's quitting basketball for life, Danny's dad, Richy, decides to start a second travel team. The only problem is that Danny is the only decent player!
Mike Lupica does a pretty good job of using his writing skills. His sentences flow wonderfully which makes this an easy book to read aloud. Mike Lupica doesn't use many describing words, but each sentence is unique and powerful. As you read the book, you can tell that Lupica really knows the life of a twelve year boy.
Travel Team is easy to read and follow, but I would recommend it to 5th to 7th graders, and some adults, because of some mild language. If you enjoy basketball, this is the book for you! If you enjoy this book than you might like the books by Matt Christopher, they are fiction sport books, too. This book is awesome and I defiantly recommend it to you!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My son loved reading this book. He is ready to buy the next book after this onePublished 13 days ago by Amazon Customer
To be fair, I only got to page 72, which I think is a great accomplishment. I don't know who edited this book, but they sure let Mike Lupica down. Read morePublished 21 days ago by JScot
This book is compelling, intriguing, but most of all, inspirational.
I loved it. Now you can should love it too.
Great sports book. Author is good. Swindle series is better. I really like sports though. You should read it now.Published 1 month ago by Jacqui Weimer
It was everything I wanted it to be for a 12-year-old boy who loves basketball. EnjoyPublished 2 months ago by Barbara Weisend
Travel Team is an underdog story about Danny Walker, the shortest twelve-year old in Middletown. Danny is a gifted basketball player, but he’s got some big shoes to fill. Read morePublished 3 months ago by James V