The Batboy

The Batboy

Book - 2011
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It is every baseball kid's dream summer job: batboy for your hometown Major League team. Yet for fourteen year-old Brian, the job means more than just the chance to hang around his idols. Baseball was the job his father loved so much, in the end he couldn't leave it. Yet he could leave his family. Now Brian sees the job as the way to win back his father. There is no winning back some people, though. Just ask Hank Bishop?once the most popular player in baseball before he was banned for using steroids. Now he is making his comeback. And an unlikely friendship slowly develops between this man in need of a family and this boy in need of a father. Mike Lupica, king of the sports novel, delivers his most powerful and kid-friendly to date
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Puffin, 2011
ISBN: 9780142417829
Branch Call Number: YA FIC Lupica, M 2011
Characteristics: 246 pages ; 21 cm
Audience: Accelerated Reader MG 5.7 8 135539


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Jul 09, 2014

It a pretty nice book. Though, it kind of sad to the main character that he lost his old version dad. It still have a nice ending and I reccommend to people who is 5th or higher grade to read it. It pretty exciting.

TDSRC2014_WO Jul 19, 2013

Bryan wants to be a bat boy for the Detroit Tigers because his dad played for the Tigers. I liked the end when he is the bat boy.

xls3an Aug 21, 2012

I realy like the book because it was about baseball and when it baseball season that what i wash

shrouk Jul 14, 2012

Best book ever!!!!!!!!

lovescars26 Jun 22, 2012

I really love this book because i love baseball

hiSTORYbuff5 Jan 16, 2012

Lupica has written another great book!!!! There is a lot of feeling and depth. You get an entirely new perspective not only on baseball/batboys but on life.


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