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Two-minute drill, Mike Lupica

Label
Two-minute drill
Title
Two-minute drill
Statement of responsibility
Mike Lupica
Title variation
2-minute drill
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Brainy Scott, a great kicker who otherwise struggles with football, and star quarterback Chris, who has dyslexia, team up to help each other succeed in both football and school
Member of
Storyline
Pace
Character
Review
  • (The following is a combined review for Hot Hand and Two-Minute Drill) Gr 4-6 In these additions to the series, Lupica features kids who struggle with adversity to reach their full potential both on the athletic field and in life. In Hot Hand , 10-year-old Billy Raynor must deal with his parents' recent separation, a situation complicated by the fact that his hard-driving, sometimes neglectful father is also his basketball coach. The protagonist of Two-Minute Drill is Scott Parry, the perennial new kid who tries out for the local sixth-grade-level football team in attempt to fit in with his classmates. His frustrations as the worst player on the team take a turn when the star player, Chris Conlan, comes to him with a secret: if he can't pass a state reading test, he'll be moved to special-education classes and taken off the team. Both novels strike a good balance between sports action and more interior explorations of social issues facing today's children. The characters are sometimes a bit shallow but are always sympathetic, particularly talentless but tough Scott, and the adults have complexity and depth, which can be rare in genre novels. The strongest point in both books is the quality of the sports play-by-play; Lupica portrays the action clearly and vividly, with a real sense of the excitement and unpredictable nature of the games. These are worthy additions to collections seeking to draw in middle-grade boys with an enthusiasm for athletics. Meredith Robbins, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis High School, New York City --Meredith Robbins (Reviewed October 1, 2007) (School Library Journal, vol 53, issue 10, p158)
  • Scott Parry is the smartest kid in his sixth-grade class and the clumsiest player on the football team. Chris Conlan is the coolest kid and the star quarterback, but he's dyslexic and a washout in school. The two become unlikely friends, and each finds a way to offer what the other needs in a rousing, high-spirited novel for young middle-grade readers. Scott tutors Chris, and Chris gives Scott the encouragement needed to stick with football. Only Chris knows of Scott's secret skill of kicking field goals, a talent that comes in handy in the final exciting scene, after which Scott finds himself featured on YouTube and ESPN. Though simply written and predictable, this brisk story of friendship and football will be a huge hit with the target audience. (Fiction. 8-10) (Kirkus Reviews, July 15, 2007)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
257612
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lupica, Mike
Index
no index present
Intended audience
880L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
MG
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 6
Reading level
5.1
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Comeback kids
Series volume
0002
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Football stories
  • Dyslexia
  • Schools
  • Friendship in children
  • Football
  • Dyslexia
  • Schools
  • Friendship
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
Two-minute drill, Mike Lupica
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Comeback Kids novel."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
714836
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
180 pages
Isbn
9780399247156
Lccn
2007011745
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780399247156
  • (OCoLC)123136413
Label
Two-minute drill, Mike Lupica
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Comeback Kids novel."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
714836
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
180 pages
Isbn
9780399247156
Lccn
2007011745
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780399247156
  • (OCoLC)123136413

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