Miracle on 49th Street

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Penguin, Oct 4, 2007 - Juvenile Fiction - 256 pages
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In the tradition of About a Boy comes a feel good sports and holiday novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Mike Lupica.

Josh Cameron has it all: a World Championship ring with the Boston Celtics, an MVP award, a clean-cut image, and the adoration of millions. What he doesn't have is family. Until the day 12-year-old smartaleck Molly Parker confronts him in a parking lot and claims to be his daughter—the only daughter of Jen Parker, Josh's college sweetheart and the still the only girl he's ever loved. Trouble is, Jen Parker died last year, and now Molly has tracked down the father she never knew, the one her mother never wanted her to know about. Josh Cameron cares about two things only: himself, and basketball. The last thing this superstar wants or needs is a 12-year-old daughter. Yet this isn't just any 12-year-old. Mr. World Champion has finally met his match.

“[T]his novel is . . . an enjoyable read with interesting peeks into the world of professional basketball. It will appeal to young teen sports enthusiasts as well as kids just looking for a good story.” –VOYA
 
“Lupica delivers a winning novel, creating a realistic character in Molly. Young readers will also enjoy the look inside Josh's pampered sports-superstar world.” –Booklist
 
“Lupica is an extraordinarily smooth writer with a great ear for witty repartee.” –Publisher’s Weekly
 

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User Review  - lchs.mrso - LibraryThing

This book is about a young girl named, Molly who has lost her mother. She finds out that her dad is an NBA star for the Boston Celtics. The NBA star, Josh Cameron, thinks this girl is crazy and tells ... Read full review

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User Review  - lnommay - LibraryThing

Book talk: There's a basketball on the cover; therefore, this is a guy's book. The main character is a girl; therefore, this is a chick book. The Boston Celtics are part of the storyline; therefore ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
14
Section 2
19
Section 3
26
Section 4
47
Section 5
58
Section 6
65
Section 7
73
Section 8
78
Section 10
112
Section 11
136
Section 12
148
Section 13
189
Section 14
200
Section 15
205
Section 16
237
Section 17
244

Section 9
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About the author (2007)

Mike Lupica is the author of multiple bestselling books for young readers, including QB 1, Heat, Travel Team, Million-Dollar Throw, and The Underdogs. He has carved out a niche as the sporting world’s finest storyteller. Mike lives in Connecticut with his wife and their four children. When not writing novels, Mike Lupica writes for New York's Daily News, appears on ESPN's The Sports Reporters and hosts The Mike Lupica Show on ESPN Radio. You can visit Mike Lupica at mikelupicabooks.com
 

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