Best of the Best
A Baseball Great Novel
By Tim Green
(HarperCollins, Hardcover, 9780061686221, 272pp.)
Publication Date: April 2011
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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Josh is still flying high from his team's tournament win at Cooperstown when his parents start talking about a divorce. Now his dad is challenging him to play the best of the best at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. But does he just want to get Josh out of the way? Two things are sure: His father's new girlfriend, Diane, is looking to change things, and Josh is determined to get her and her terrible son out of his life.
With the help of Benji and Jaden, Josh races to get the facts that can keep his family togetherbut it's ever harder to concentrate on the game and make the winning plays that will lead his team to victory.
In his compelling style, Tim Green delivers great sports action and morea fast-paced adventure about friendship, the power of becoming a team, and finding a way to get what you need when you can't have what you want.
Tim Green played Little League baseball for many years before specializing in football. After graduating as co-valedictorian from Syracuse University, he was a first-round NFL draft pick and played as a star defensive end for the Atlanta Falcons for eight years.
When his sons began to play baseball, Tim drew on his early love of the game to coach their teams. His exciting books for young readers include Unstoppable, Pinch Hit, and Rivals as well as the New York Times bestsellers Baseball Great and Best of the Best, starring Josh, Jaden, and Benji. He has also written the novels Football Genius, Football Champ, Football Hero, and Deep Zone, starring Troy White and Ty Lewis.
Tim Green lives with his wife, Illyssa, and their five children in upstate New York.