Teddy, a young football player, learns that sometimes bridging the distance in your family can be harder than stretching for an extra yard on the field in the second book of the Home Team series from New York Times bestselling author and sports-writing legend Mike Lupica.
Last spring Teddy's life changed for the better. He started working out, shaping up, and even earned a spot on the Walton baseball team, that went all the way to the Little League World Series. But the best things to come out of that season were his friendships with Jack, Cassie, and Gus, and the confidence to finally try out for the sport he really loves--football. So when eighth grade begins, Teddy couldn't be more psyched.
Until his mom drops a bomb: his father--who left them a long time ago--is back in Walton and back in their lives. And Teddy isn't happy about it. As a former star football player at the school, Teddy's dad is thrilled to find out his son is going out for the team, but Teddy begins to wonder if his father only cares about him now because he's putting on the helmet. Can Teddy find a way to go the extra yard for the team and for himself, or is the distance between him and his father too much to overcome?
About the Author
Mike Lupica is one of the most prominent columnists in America. His longevity at the top of his field is based on his experience and insider's knowledge, coupled with a provocative presentation that takes an uncompromising look at the tumultuous worlds of professional sports, and politics. Today he is both a Sports and News columnist for the New York Daily News, including his popular "Shooting from the Lip" column, which appears every Sunday, and also writes 3 columns a week for SportsonEarth.com.
In 2013, Mr. Lupica was the winner of the 19th Damon Runyon Award, presented by the Denver Press
Club. The previous winners of the award include Tom Brokaw, the late Tim Russert, the late David Halberstam, Bob Costas, Mike Royko, Carl Hiaasen, Pete Hamill, and Jimmy Breslin.
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