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Fantasy League

By: Mike Lupica
Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
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Publisher's Summary

From the number-one New York Times best-selling author of Heat, Travel Team, and Million-Dollar Throw comes a story of every football kid's dream come true.

12-year-old Charlie is a fantasy football guru. He may be just a bench warmer for his school's football team, but when it comes to knowing and loving the game, he's first-string. He even becomes a celebrity when his podcast gets noticed by a sports radio host, who plays Charlie's fantasy picks for all of Los Angeles to hear. Soon Charlie befriends the elderly owner of the L.A. Bulldogs - a fictional NFL team - and convinces him to take a chance on an aging quarterback. After that, watch out...it's press conferences and national fame as Charlie becomes a media curiosity and source of conflict for the Bulldogs general manager, whose job Charlie seems to have taken. It's all a bit much for a kid just trying to stay on top of his grades and maintain his friendship with his verbal sparring partner, Anna.

Like the best Disney film in book form, like Moneyball for kids, Fantasy League is every football kid's dream scenario.

©2014 Mike Lupica (P)2014 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

"Lupica is the greatest sports writer for middle school readers." (VOYA)

"This Moneyball story with kids is on the money." (Booklist, starred review)

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It starts slow, but hang on because the ride is great once it gets going!

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I thought it was going to be sad at the end but then it turned out that joe warren just got his throat blocked




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