Synopses & Reviews
The sequel to the #1 New York Times
bestseller Travel Team!
When you ?re the smallest kid playing a big man?s game, the challenges never stop?especially when your name is Danny Walker. Leading your travel team to the national championship may seem like a dream come true, but for Danny, being at the top just means the competition tries that much harder to knock him off. Now Danny?s heading to Right Way basketball camp for the summer, and he knows that with the country?s best players in attendance, he?s going to need to take his game up a notch if he wants to match up. But it won?t be easy. Old rivals and new battles leave Danny wondering if he really does have what it takes to stand tall.
Lupica is at his best when he puts the reader right in the center of the action on the court. Young sports-fiction fans will eat this up.
"Written in a fluid mix of slightly distant exposition and terse dialogue, the tale features plenty of suspenseful, expertly depicted hoops action along with choices both wrong and, ultimately, right made in the face of glittering temptations." --Booklist
*"The perfect trifecta of deep knowledge and portrayal of the history and culture of basketball, keen insight into the obstacle course of motivations and temptations facing a talented young man, and perfect-pitch sports writing. . . Lupica is the greatest sportswriter for middle-grade readers, and this book, True Legend, is a reminder of his dominance."--VOYA, starred review
In the sequel to the #1 "New York Times" bestseller "Travel Team," old rivals and new battles leave Danny wondering if he really has what it takes to stand tall. For the smallest kid playing a big man's game, the challenges never stop.
#1 New York Times
bestseller Mike Lupica makes his return to the basketball court!
There's a reason teammates call him "True." Because for basketball phenom Drew Robinson, there is nothing more true than his talent on the court. It's the kind that comes along once in a generation and is loaded with perks--and with problems. Before long, True buys in to his own hype, much to the chagrin of his mother, who wants to keep her boy's head grounded--and suddenly trouble has a way of finding him. That is, until a washed-up former playground legend steps back onto the court and takes True under his wing.
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 ESPNs The Sports Reporters. Partial to the little guys, Mr. Lupica enjoys coaching youth basketball.