The Batboy (Hardcover)
|Author: Mike Lupica|
|Landing a dream summer job as a batboy for his hometowns major-league team, 14-year-old Brian longs to win back the baseball-loving father who abandoned the family, a circumstance that is complicated by his unlikely friendship with a player who was banned for using steroids. *Author: Lupica, Mike *Publication Date: 2010/03/09 *Number of Pages: 247 *Binding Type: Hardcover *Grade Level: 4-6 *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 6.50 *Height: 10.00|
From the Publisher:
Landing a dream summer job as a batboy for his hometown's major-league team, 14-year-old Brian longs to win back the baseball-loving father who abandoned the family, a circumstance that is complicated by his unlikely friendship with a player who was banned for using steroids.It is every baseball kidÂ'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 couldnÂ'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 BishopÂ?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.
As the batboy for a Major League team, Brian has the opportunity that any 14-year-old baseball fanatic would kill for. But what he really wants is his father back. Sadly, that is not something Brian can control, but when baseball legend Hank Bishop befriends Brian, he finds the nurturing relationship that is missing. Mike Lupica is the author of many bestselling middle grade novels about sports, including HEAT.