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The #1 Bestseller!

Michael Arroyo has a pitching arm that throws serious heat along with aspirations of leading his team all the way to the Little League World Series. But his firepower is nothing compared to the heat Michael faces in his day-to-day life. Newly orphaned after his father led the familys escape from Cuba, Michaels only family is his seventeen-yearold brother Carlos. If Social Services hears of their situation, they will be separated in the foster-care system—or worse, sent back to Cuba. Together, the boys carry on alone, dodging bills and anyone who asks too many questions. But then someone wonders how a twelve-year-old boy could possibly throw with as much power as Michael Arroyo throws. With no way to prove his age, no birth certificate, and no parent to fight for his cause, Michaels secret world is blown wide open, and he discovers that family can come from the most unexpected sources.

Perfect for any Little Leaguer with dreams of making it big--as well as for fans of Mike Lupica's other New York Times bestsellers Travel Team, The Big Field, The Underdogs, Million-Dollar Throw, and The Game Changers series, this cheer-worthy baseball story shows that when the game knocks you down, champions stand tall.

 

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The #1 "New York Times" bestseller is now in paperback. Baseball is young Michael Arroyo's only salvation, but his dream of playing in the Little League World Series is soon threatened. Includes a teaser for Lupica's upcoming novel, "Miracle on 49th Street."

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The #1 "New York Times" bestseller is now in paperback. Baseball is young Michael Arroyo's only salvation, but his dream of playing in the Little League World Series is soon threatened. Includes a teaser for Lupica's upcoming novel, "Miracle on 49th Street."

About the Author

Mike Lupica is the author of many novels for sports fans, including Red Zone, Bump and Run, and Wild Pitch. His columns for the New York Daily News are syndicated nationally, and he is a regular on ESP‛s The Sports Reporters. Partial to the little guys, Mr. Lupica enjoys coaching youth basketball. He lives in New Canaan, Connecticut, with his wife and their four children.

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Jason Perry, November 30, 2010 (view all comments by Jason Perry)
Mike Lupica does it again with an inspirational story chalk full of perseverance and determination. Michael Arroyo, a 12 year-old boy born in Cuba, resides in New York City, and hopes to pitch in the Little League World Series, and eventually become a professional baseball player. But because Arroyo is so talented at virtually every aspect of baseball, rival coaches begin to question that he is a mere 12 years old. In this way, Lupica brings out the way that many real life adults and coaches act when they don’t get their way. Heat is a richly detailed book, with captivating dialogue and characters, however, it can be slow at times, and does seem to become a very clichéd children’s baseball tale. All the same, Lupica has written a fantastic middle reader sports novel, and will hopefully continue to create more.
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nolan.simmons021, June 11, 2010 (view all comments by nolan.simmons021)
Heat is a good book to read. The reason why is because this book has so many realistic things in it. For example Michael and his brother live in New York by them self. Also they have traveled from Cuba to America. This is true for many people. One theme in this story is that if you work hard enough at something, you will be able to achieve what you worked for. I would recomend this story to 6 and 7th graders.
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lil_g_space, January 29, 2009 (view all comments by lil_g_space)
This book "HEAT" was a great book. It did many things like teach lessons and showed you a different side of baseball. It taught me how to continue on with my dreams and hope. It gave me a great story about a young boy who could see himself as a famous baseball player. But over all it was a great book, and you should go read this book. "THANKS MR. LUPICA"
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780142407578
Author:
Lupica, Mike
Publisher:
Puffin Books
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Baseball
Subject:
Sports & Recreation - Baseball
Subject:
Family - Orphans & Foster Homes
Subject:
Brothers
Subject:
People & Places - United States - Hispanic/Latino
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
Children s-Sports Fiction-Baseball
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20070331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5 up to AND UP
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.18x5.56x.64 in. .53 lbs.
Age Level:
10-14

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"Synopsis" by , The #1 "New York Times" bestseller is now in paperback. Baseball is young Michael Arroyo's only salvation, but his dream of playing in the Little League World Series is soon threatened. Includes a teaser for Lupica's upcoming novel, "Miracle on 49th Street."
"Synopsis" by , The #1 "New York Times" bestseller is now in paperback. Baseball is young Michael Arroyo's only salvation, but his dream of playing in the Little League World Series is soon threatened. Includes a teaser for Lupica's upcoming novel, "Miracle on 49th Street."
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