Nobody could believe it when Scott Parry joined the football team. He was the smartest, clumsiest kid in school. Chris Conlan, the quarter back on the team was the only kid that did believe it. He knows about Scott's secret talent. Chris also has a secret of his own, and if it comes out he will be kicked off the team. Can these two unlikely friends prove that the will to succeed is even more important than raw talent?
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 192 Vendor: Puffin Publication Date: 2009 Dimensions: 7.75 X 5.06 (inches)
Chris Conlan is the coolest kid in sixth grade?the golden-armed quarterback of the football team and the boy all the others look up to. Scott Parry is the new kid, the boy with the huge brain, but with feet that trip over themselves. These two boys may seem like an odd couple, but each has a secret that draws them together, and proves that the will to succeed is even more important than raw talent.
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 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.