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Last Man Out

(2016)
A novel by

 
 
From the #1 bestselling author of HeatTravel Team and Fantasy League comes a story of heroes, family, the thrills of skateboarding, and football.

When the Brighton Bears suit up on game day, 12-year-old Tommy Gallagher is the toughest kid on the football field. And the bravest. After all, his father Patrick is a Boston firefighter--one of Boston's bravest. Tommy's dad taught him everything he knows about football--and life.

Yet even Tommy isn't strong enough for what happens when the sirens ring and, for the first time, they're racing away from the fire. "First man in; last man out" had always been his dad's motto . . . yet he never said anything about leaving in an ambulance. What kind of risk had his dad taken? Now Tommy's biggest battle has nothing to do with football. And the kid who always had such respect for risk on the gridiron finds himself drawn to it off the field.

Set in New England, home of the Patriots' football dynasty, Mike Lupica shows off his trademark knack for spinning a tale that's equal parts sports action and heart. Last Man Out is a thoughtful tribute to the bravery of firefighters and the need we all have to live up to the level of our heroes.

Praise for Last Man Out

"[S]hort, action-packed chapters . . . will keep even the most reluctant readers motivated to keep reading. As is characteristic of Lupica’s books, the sports segments, most particularly the football portions, are exceptionally well written."--VOYA

"Lupica stirs equal quantities of grief and gridiron action into his latest outing. Lupica effectively puts readers into the center of the action . . . [I]n the best traditionsof sports writing, this will leave readers both breathless and thoughtful."--Booklist


Genre: Children's Fiction

Used availability for Mike Lupica's Last Man Out

Hardback Editions

August 2017 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Last Man Out (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Mike Lupica
ISBN: 0-606-40556-9 / 978-0-606-40556-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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September 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Last Man Out
Author(s): Mike Lupica
ISBN: 0-399-17279-3 / 978-0-399-17279-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Philomel Books
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Paperback Editions

August 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Last Man Out
Author(s): Mike Lupica
ISBN: 0-14-751491-6 / 978-0-14-751491-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Puffin Books
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Audio Editions

September 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Last Man Out
Author(s): Mike Lupica
ISBN: 0-7352-8740-6 / 978-0-7352-8740-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)
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September 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Last Man Out
Author(s): Mike Lupica
Publisher: Listening Library
Availability: Amazon   


September 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Last Man Out
Author(s): Mike Lupica
Publisher: Listening Library
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

September 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Last Man Out
Author(s): Mike Lupica
Publisher: Philomel Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA