October 7, 2004
October 7, 2004
Twelve-year-old Danny Walker may be the smallest kid on the basketball court--but don't tell him that. Because no one plays with more heart or court sense. But none of that matters when he is cut from his local travel team, the very same team his father led to national prominence as a boy. Danny's father, still smarting from his own troubles, knows Danny isn't the only kid who was cut for the wrong reason, and together, this washed-up former player and a bunch of never-say-die kids prove that the heart simply cannot be measured.
Travel Team is an inspirational tale in the tradition of The Bad News Bears and Hoosiers. It will leave readers of all ages cheering.
Mr. Ross cuts seventh-grader Danny from the basketball team, claiming that he's too short, but people speculate that the enmity between Ross and Danny's father, a divorced ex-NBA player, lies behind the rebuff. Danny and his father start their own team in retaliation, but Danny finds himself forced to assume the coaching duties when unexpected problems crop up. New York Daily News sports columnist Mike Lupica loads his novel with unusual details about the game and provides a rousing climactic showdown.
- Genre: Juvenile Fiction
- Subgenre: Sports + Recreation / Basketball, Social Issues / Self-Esteem + Self-Reliance, Family / Parents, School + Education
- Age: 9-12 years
- Language: English
- Author: Mike Lupica
- Online Item #: 11997699
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 247-03-3841
- ISBN: 9780399241505
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported