The Resource Two-minute drill : a comeback kids novel, Mike Lupica, (overdrive ebook)

Two-minute drill : a comeback kids novel, Mike Lupica, (overdrive ebook)

Label
Two-minute drill : a comeback kids novel
Title
Two-minute drill
Title remainder
a comeback kids novel
Statement of responsibility
Mike Lupica
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Brainy Scott Parry, a great kicker who otherwise struggles with football, and star quarterback Chris Conlan, who has dyslexia, team up to help each other succeed in both football and school
Title
Two-minute drill
Creator
Summary
Brainy Scott, a great kicker who otherwise struggles with football, and star quarterback Chris, who has dyslexia, team up to help each other succeed in both football and school
Subject
Member of
Genre
Story line
Pace
Character
Review
  • (The following is a combined review for Hot Hand and Two-Minute Drill) Gr 4-6 In these additions to the series, Lupica features kids who struggle with adversity to reach their full potential both on the athletic field and in life. In Hot Hand , 10-year-old Billy Raynor must deal with his parents' recent separation, a situation complicated by the fact that his hard-driving, sometimes neglectful father is also his basketball coach. The protagonist of Two-Minute Drill is Scott Parry, the perennial new kid who tries out for the local sixth-grade-level football team in attempt to fit in with his classmates. His frustrations as the worst player on the team take a turn when the star player, Chris Conlan, comes to him with a secret: if he can't pass a state reading test, he'll be moved to special-education classes and taken off the team. Both novels strike a good balance between sports action and more interior explorations of social issues facing today's children. The characters are sometimes a bit shallow but are always sympathetic, particularly talentless but tough Scott, and the adults have complexity and depth, which can be rare in genre novels. The strongest point in both books is the quality of the sports play-by-play; Lupica portrays the action clearly and vividly, with a real sense of the excitement and unpredictable nature of the games. These are worthy additions to collections seeking to draw in middle-grade boys with an enthusiasm for athletics. Meredith Robbins, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis High School, New York City --Meredith Robbins (Reviewed October 1, 2007) (School Library Journal, vol 53, issue 10, p158)
  • Scott Parry is the smartest kid in his sixth-grade class and the clumsiest player on the football team. Chris Conlan is the coolest kid and the star quarterback, but he's dyslexic and a washout in school. The two become unlikely friends, and each finds a way to offer what the other needs in a rousing, high-spirited novel for young middle-grade readers. Scott tutors Chris, and Chris gives Scott the encouragement needed to stick with football. Only Chris knows of Scott's secret skill of kicking field goals, a talent that comes in handy in the final exciting scene, after which Scott finds himself featured on YouTube and ESPN. Though simply written and predictable, this brisk story of friendship and football will be a huge hit with the target audience. (Fiction. 8-10) (Kirkus Reviews, July 15, 2007)
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257612
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • Grades: 3-7
  • Ages: 008-012
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880
Literary form
fiction
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  • 2
  • 4
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Comeback kids
Series volume
0002
Target audience
pre adolescent
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Mike Lupica
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2 minute drill
Label
Two-minute drill : a comeback kids novel, Mike Lupica, (overdrive ebook)
Link
http://ohdbks.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=8733FFA6-E0B1-4F04-958F-C6F40F38DCCB
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Philomel Books ; Boston, MA : Walden Media, c2007
Overdrive ID
8733ffa6-e0b1-4f04-958f-c6f40f38dccb
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocm467421615
Dimensions
20 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
180, 14 p.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101022450
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)467421615

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