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Lupica, Mike. Summer ball. Philomel Books, 2007 [978-0-399-24487-2]
In this sequel to Travel Team we once again meet up with short Danny Walker
as he heads out to a high pressure basketball camp which pulls impressive
players and coaches from all over the country.  Right off the bat, Danny has
problems with the cabin arrangements but through this he meets a younger boy
who is also short.  They learn to support each other.  The worse thing that
happens is his coach.  He and Danny do not get along.  They constantly are
at odds with each other.  Of course since some of the best players from
around the country, Danny knows a few.  Some are past friends and at least
one is a past rival.  Once again Lupica hits the mark with this 244 page
book.  He knows how to write a sports book which will hold the attention of
athletes but does not get  to bogged down in  the narration of the games to
put non-athletes off from reading them.  His books are a wonderful asset to
a middle school library.

Frederick Muller, Librarian
Halsted Middle School Library
Newton, NJ
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