Miracle on 49th Street

Miracle on 49th Street Cover

Miracle on 49th Street

By Mike Lupica

Philomel Books, Hardcover, 9780399244889, 246pp.

Publication Date: October 24, 2006

Description
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


About the Author
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. Mikelives 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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Praise For Miracle on 49th Street

Praise for Miracle on 49th Street:
 
“[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