Brian finally got in as a bat boy after two letter to the. His longevity at the top of his field is based on his experience. Wayne grezty lebron james hank bishop brad pitt previous. Please note that the lexile measures for a small population of books have been recently updated. The batboy by mike lupica and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Brian believes that its the perfect thing to bring him and his bigleaguer dad closer together. Mike lupica, king of the sports novel, delivers his most powerful and kidfriendly to date.
Enhancements were made to more precisely measure materials read in k2 classrooms. One of his books, dead air, was nominated for the prestigious edgar allan poe award. Mike lives in connecticut with his wife and their four children. Mike lupica batboy the dream of a baseballloving teen boy sparks a new friendship that may replace a painful missing part of his young life in mike lupica s homerun of a. His new york daily news column is syndicated nationally. Mike lupica is the author of multiple bestselling books for young readers, including qb 1, heat, travel team, milliondollar throw, and the underdogs. You should leave and not be a batboy so i dont have to see you anymore. In the opening installments of the zach and zoe mysteries, bestselling author mike lupica begins a series for a new and younger audience, introducing readers to a sportsloving detective duo who can swing for the fences and catch the culprit in one fell swoop. This collection of titles from author mike lupica was hand selected to provide you with the best books at the best prices. The batboy mike lupica author lucien dodge narrator 2010 miracle on 49th street mike lupica author 2007 long shot comeback kids series book 3 mike lupica author 2008 the extra yard home team series book 2 mike lupica author 2016 shootout mike lupica s comeback kids series mike lupica author keith nobbs narrator 2010 last man. The main character is also the bat boy for the detroit tigers. This is a decent book, and if you like mike lupica or baseball, this is a great book for you. Although the vast majority of books that have lexile measures did not change, a small subset of books required updated lexile.
So he did, but this time he said he was the son of cole dudley he was an allstar pitcher but. How to discuss a book helpful discussion tips generic discussion questionsfiction and nonfiction readthinktalk a guided reading chart also consider these litlovers talking points to help get a discussion started for the batboy. Brians dad left him several years ago leaving nothing but a note saying im not good at anything but baseball, sorry b dad. Title author name lexile levels reading level points words type. This is a great sportsfiction novel for all baseball lovers, young or old. Lupica has cowritten autobiographies with bill parcells and reggie jackson and has also collaborated with noted author, william goldman. But his firepower is nothing compared to the heat michael faces in his daytoday life. Yet for fourteen yearold brian, the job means more than just the chance to hang around his idols. And if that werent enough, this is the season that hank bishop, brians baseball hero, returns to the tigers for the comeback of a lifetime. The things i liked most about the book was that brian the main character is very much like me and loves baseball. Both brian and his mom are working through brians fathers abrupt departure for japanese baseball and a divorce. Mike lupica cowrote 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. The most interesting book youll ever read about germs. Mike lupica in the beginning of the story, brian dudley wanted to be a bat boy at age fourteen.
The batboy by mike lupica is a good book and has a good plot too it. Mike lupica is the author of multiple bestselling books for young readers, including the home team series, qb 1, heat, travel team, milliondollar throw, and the underdogs. Brian snags a dream job as the detroit tigers batboy for the summer, and also is playing his regular school league team more than enough to take his mind off these events. Mike lupica chose to write this book for many reasons.
Michael arroyo has a pitching arm that throws serious heat. Even though his mother feels baseball ruined her marriage to his father. Mike lupica books, author biography, and reading level. The batboy it is every baseball kids dream summer job. In striving to enrich the lives of all readers, teachingbooks supports the first amendment and celebrates the right to read. The batboy 2010 read online free book by mike lupica in. Lupica discusses hero with kid reporter maya williams in this fulllength interview at changing hands bookstore in tempe, ariz. Lupica lives in connecticut with his wife and their four children. Shenkel said he was too young and he needed to try again later. Ben and his friends, the core four plus one, are so excited to play in their towns allstar baseball league. In the novel, the batboy by mike lupica, brian dudley is just that.
This is a youth book which is geared toward 10 years of age and up. The batboy by mike lupica hardcover book the parent store. Buy mike lupica ebooks to read online or download in pdf or epub on your pc, tablet or mobile device. Mike lupica also writes fot the daily news, a newspaper in new york. An example in the book of hank hating brian is when hank losses the game for the tigers and brian tries to cheer him up and then hank yells at him and says, this is your entire fault. Mike lupica is a new york times bestselling author of several books for young readers. Baseball was the job his father loved so much, in the end he couldnt leave it.
Discussion questions use our litlovers book club resources. Not just one kid wants to be the bat boy for the tigers, they get thousands of applicaints a year. Mike lupica is one of the most prominent sports writers in america. Stream and download audiobooks to your computer, tablet or mobile phone. Mike lupicas book batboy focuses on baseball and family.
Appropriate titles of equal value may be substituted if any of the listed titles are unavailable at shipping time. Newly orphaned after his father led the familys escape from cuba, michaels only family is his seventeenyearold brother carlos. Mike is also a noted novelist and his famous mysteries include the fictional nyc tv reporter peter finley. And if that werenat enough, this is the season that hank bishop, brianas baseball hero, returns to the tigers for the comeback of a lifetime. And if that werent enough, this is the season that hank bishop, brians baseball hero, returns to. The lexile for this book is 780 it is basically for a 7th grader maybe six months into the school year. Who was the the most famous baseball player in batboy.987 1167 577 1537 469 952 969 146 85 508 156 1434 1068 912 1252 1314 1389 1117 862 929 1312 218 399 905 1569 505 1274 343 1329 1264 937 880 565 74 729 1001 171 71 447 383 837 957