The Batboy

by Mike Lupica (Author)

Reading Level: 6th — 7th Grade
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Heat, Travel Team and Million-Dollar Throw.

Brian is living every baseball kid's dream: he is a batboy for his hometown Major League team. Brian believes that it's the perfect thing to bring him and his big-leaguer dad closer together. And if that weren't enough, this is the season that Hank Bishop, Brian's baseball hero, returns to the Tigers for the comeback of a lifetime. The summer couldn't get much better! Until Hank Bishop starts to show his true colors, and Brian learns that sometimes life throws you a curveball.

Kirkus

“A pennant winner.”

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Praise for The Batboy

"A pennant winner." -Kirkus Reviews

"Lupica. . .giv[es] his readers a behind-the-scenes look at major league sports. In this novel, he adds genuine insights into family dynamics and the emotional state of his hero." -Booklist

"[T]his novel will undoubtedly appeal to those who equate summer with baseball, it should also win over readers who appreciate finely crafted storytelling and engaging characters." -School Library Journal
Mike Lupica
Mike Lupica is a NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of several books for young readers. His NEW YORK DAILY NEWS column is syndicated nationally. Mr. Lupica lives in Connecticut with his wife and their four children. You can visit Mike Lupica at www.mikelupicabooks.com.
Classification
Fiction
ISBN-13
9780142417829
Lexile Measure
940L
Guided Reading Level
U
Publisher
Viking Books for Young Readers
Publication date
February 20, 2011
Series
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