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True Legend Hardcover – 4 September 2012

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Product details

  • Publisher : Philomel Books (4 September 2012)
  • Language : English
  • Hardcover : 292 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0399252274
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0399252273
  • Reading age : 10 years and up
  • Dimensions : 16 x 2.54 x 23.5 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 197 ratings

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Praise for True Legend

***"The perfect trifecta of deep knowledge and portrayal of the history and culture of basketball, keen insight into the obstacle course of motivations and temptations facing a talented young man, and perfect-pitch sports writing. . . Lupica is the greatest sportswriter for middle-grade readers, and this book, True Legend, is a reminder of his dominance."*** --VOYA, starred review

"Lupica scores another winner with this cautionary tale. . . . Loaded with action-packed, suspenseful basketball sequences, crisp dialogue, sharply drawn characters, and keen insight into contemporary basketball culture in America, Drew's story illuminates the realities and choices facing gifted young athletes." --School Library Journal

"Written in a fluid mix of slightly distant exposition and terse dialogue, the tale features plenty of suspenseful, expertly depicted hoops action along with choices both wrong and, ultimately, right made in the face of glittering temptations." --Booklist

About the Author

Mike Lupica is the author of multiple bestselling books for young readers, including QB 1, Heat, Travel Team, Million-Dollar Throw, and The Underdogs. He has carved out a niche as the sporting world's finest storyteller. Mike lives in Connecticut with his wife and their four children. When not writing novels, Mike Lupica writes for New York's Daily News, appears on ESPN's The Sports Reporters and hosts The Mike Lupica Show on ESPN Radio. You can visit Mike Lupica at mikelupicabooks.com

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5.0 out of 5 stars Nice book to read..
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5.0 out of 5 stars BEST BOOK I’VE EVER READ
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5.0 out of 5 stars An extravagant basketball book about not letting the hype get to you!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful story and great read for 7 year old
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