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Million-Dollar Throw

By Debra Bogart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Another Lupica sensitive dad/son sports story.

Book Mike Lupica Sports 2009
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age 10+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 8+

I love it!

What a great book! My daughter (6th grade) was reading this for a competition, and I read it too, thinking I'd like it. Wonderful! I enjoyed it very, very much, and it sends a positive message for kids. Especially, for boys who are reluctant to reading, and like sports. GREAT book! The Main Character is trying to help his friend, Abby, get through the time she was going through turning blind. This is a very sweet story!
age 10+


Its awesome even after reading only 30 pages! Check it out!

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say (4 ):

This story is all about football, and it's all about heart. Most kids have felt the impact of the economy on their families or their friends, and this realistic picture of parents struggling will help readers cope. It's heavy on the football play by plays, but for sports lovers it will be manna. It's also a good story about a father/son relationship, and the mom's pretty cool too. Abby is almost too good to be true, but her courage sets an example and provides the lesson that football is not the most important thing in the world, even for a jock. Even being a famous quarterback or winning a million dollars is less important than friends and family. No, this story isn't too corny to make a great father/son read aloud.

Book Details

  • Author: Mike Lupica
  • Genre: Sports
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Philomel
  • Publication date: November 3, 2009
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 10 - 14
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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