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Publisher's Summary

Twelve-year-old Danny Walker may be the smallest kid on the basketball court, but don't tell him that. Because no one plays with more heart or court sense. But none of that matters when he is cut from his local travel team, the very same team his father led to national prominence as a boy. Danny's father, still smarting from his own troubles, knows Danny isn't the only kid who was cut for the wrong reason, and together, this washed-up former player and a bunch of never-say-die kids prove that the heart simply cannot be measured.
Listen to the sequel, Summer Ball.
©2005 Mike Lupica (P)2005 Listening Library
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Critic Reviews

"A round-ball heart-warmer." (School Library Journal)
"Lupica creates a sports novel that is rich in details....Many fans of sports fiction will like this." (Booklist)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Braxton on 02-09-06

This book rocks!

this is an awsome book. i read (listened to) this book nonstop until it was over. i personally can relate to not making a basketball team. it has to be one of the best books ive ever read and i would recommend it to anyone. basketball lovers should definitly read this book!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 06-30-18

fantastic story about loving the game

I enjoyed how the characters were developed and to see Danny grow not just as a player but as a coach while having fun.

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