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    The Big Field

    The Big Field

    by Mike Lupica

    Hutch faces challenges as a rising Little League star, but his failed-major-leaguer father is stuck in with own unfulfilled dreams. A "heartwarming, action-packed, sports-savvy novel"—SLJ

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    The Big Field

    by Lupica, Mike

    For Hutch, shortstop has always been home. It's where his father once played professionally, before injuries relegated him to watching games on TV instead of playing them. And it's where Hutch himself has always played and starred. Until now. The arrival of Darryl "D-Will" Williams, the top shortstop prospect from Florida since A-Rod, means Hutch is displaced, in more ways than one. Second base feels like second fiddle, and when he sees his father giving fielding tips to D-Will?the same father who can't be bothered to show up to watch his son play?Hutch feels betrayed. With the summer league championship on the line, just how far is Hutch willing to bend to be a good teammate?

    Mike Lupica returns to the big field for the first time since his #1 New York Times bestseller Heat and delivers a feel-good home run, showing how love of the game is a language fathers and sons speak from the heart.

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Big Field

Author: Mike Lupica

Interest Level:
4-6

Lexile Framework:
970L

Grade Level Equivalent:
7.6

Guided Reading Level:
U

Age:
9-11

Genre:
Realistic Fiction

Subject:
Cooperation and Teamwork, Baseball, Parents

About This Book

Fourteen-year-old Hutch learns some lessons about friendship and gets a glimpse into his father's past career as a baseball player when a new boy named Darryl joins his baseball team.


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