Suspended from baseball, Hank Bishop loses his job and his family. And when 14-year-old Brian's dad leaves to coach in Japan, Brian didn't just miss his father---but his connection to baseball. Can batboy Brian and comeback player Hank find the relationship---and redemption---they long for on summer's field of dreams? 256 pages, softcover from Penguin.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 256 Vendor: Puffin Publication Date: 2011 Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0142417823 ISBN-13: 9780142417829 Availability: In Stock Ages: 12-14
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.
Mike Lupica is the author of many novels for sports fans. His columns for the New York Daily News are syndicated nationally, and he is a regular on ESPN'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.