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The Only Game

(2015)
(The first book in the Home Team series)
A novel by

 
 
Can a young baseball star maintain his love of the game after the loss of his brother? Find out in this start to the Home Team series about a small town with high hopes, from New York Times best selling author and sportswriting legend Mike Lupica.

Jack Callahan is the star of his baseball team and sixth grade is supposed to be his year. Undefeated season. Records shattered. Little League World Series. The works. That is, until he up and quits.

Jack's best friend Gus can't understand how Jack could leave a game that means more to them than anything else. But Jack is done. It's a year of change. Jack's brother has passed away, and though his family and friends and the whole town of Walton thinks baseball is just the thing he needs to move on, Jack feels it's anything but.

In comes Cassie Bennett, star softball player, and the only person who seems to think Jack shouldn't play if he doesn't want to. As Jack and Cassie's friendship deepens, their circle expands to include Teddy, a guy who's been picked on because of his weight.

Time spent with these new friends unlocks something within Jack, and with their help and the support of his family and his old friends, Jack discovers sometimes it's more than just the love of the game that keeps us moving - and he might just be able to find his way back to The Only Game.

Genre: Children's Fiction

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Used availability for Mike Lupica's The Only Game

Hardback Editions

January 2016 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Only Game (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Home Team)
Author(s): Mike Lupica
ISBN: 0-606-38252-6 / 978-0-606-38252-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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February 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Only Game (Home Team)
Author(s): Mike Lupica
ISBN: 1-4814-0995-6 / 978-1-4814-0995-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

January 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Only Game (Home Team)
Author(s): Mike Lupica
ISBN: 1-4814-0996-4 / 978-1-4814-0996-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

February 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Only Game (Home Team)
Author(s): Mike Lupica
ISBN: 1-4423-7641-4 / 978-1-4423-7641-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


February 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Only Game
Author(s): Mike Lupica
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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February 2015 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Only Game
Author(s): Mike Lupica
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


February 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Only Game
Author(s): Mike Lupica
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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February 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Only Game
Author(s): Mike Lupica
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

February 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Only Game (Home Team Book 1)
Author(s): Mike Lupica
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


February 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Only Game (Home Team Book 1)
Author(s): Mike Lupica
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon UK