The Resource Play makers, Mike Lupica

Play makers, Mike Lupica

Label
Play makers
Title
Play makers
Statement of responsibility
Mike Lupica
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Still living large off their incredible football championship win just weeks before, Ben McBain and his crew must now prepare for basketball season. Ben is known as the best point guard throughout the league. And now that Shawn O'Brien has joined their team, they are a shoo-in to win it all. But there is a new kid in town, Chase Braggs, a point guard like Ben who seems to be better, stronger, and faster. Refusing to let his team down, Ben hits the courts hard to practice. Ben's rivalry with Chase seems to take the fun out of playing ball with his best friends. Will Ben be able to pull it together for his team and for himself?
Member of
Storyline
Writing style
Review
Ben McBain and his friends are still celebrating their incredible football championship season (Game Changers, 2012) when the time arrives to prepare for basketball. As always, Ben is the heart and soul of his team and looks forward to maintaining their athletic success. A preseason scrimmage with a rival team introduces a new challenge: Chase Braggs, a talented player with an attitude that seems from the beginning to be directed at Ben. Before he realizes it, Ben has let Chase get under his skin and turned from his love of excellence for its own sake to proving he can outdo the brash newcomer. Ben's relentless pursuit of victory results in a serious injury to his friend Sam that will be a tough blow to their team. As if that isn't enough, Chase seems to be making inroads in a friendship with Lily, someone who has always been an important presence in Ben's otherwise sports-dominated life. Like the first in the series, this volume provides an action-packed look at middle school sports as it explores issues of friendship, problem solving and coming-of-age. Once again, the adults provide guidance in supportive roles, but the kid characters, especially Ben, demonstrate the ability of younger teens to learn from their experiences. A reconciliation between Ben and Chase doesn't quite ring true, but this is a slight quibble in an otherwise satisfying read. Sports fans will eat it up. (Fiction. 8-12)(Kirkus Reviews, January 15, 2013)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10167377
Cataloging source
TOH
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lupica, Mike
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.L97914
LC item number
Gamp 2013
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 6
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Game changers
Series volume
0002
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Basketball stories
  • Teamwork (Sports)
  • Friendship
  • Athletes
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Play makers, Mike Lupica
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
201 pages
Isbn
9780545381833
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)820148200
  • (OCoLC)ocn820148200
  • 288774
Label
Play makers, Mike Lupica
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
201 pages
Isbn
9780545381833
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)820148200
  • (OCoLC)ocn820148200
  • 288774

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