2 Mike Lupica BiographyMike Lupica was born May 11,1952 in New York. Mike now has a wife along with 4 children. His wife’s name is Taylor Lupica. His kids names are Sam, Spencer, Hannah, and Zach. His parents names are William and Margaret Lupica. He went to Bishop Guertin High school and graduated from Boston College. Mike has received one award which was the 19th Annual Damon Runyon Award. He now lives in New York.
3 Books published from Lupica HeatSafe at HomeMillion-Dollar ThrowHeroGame Changers 2 Play MakersTravel TeamTwo-Minute DrillThe BatboyLong ShotShootoutThe Big FieldSummer BallThe UnderdogsMiracle on 49th StreetHot HandRed ZoneFull Court PressBump and RunJumpGame Changers
4 Compare and contrast similarities differences In Game Changers and Shootout the main characters both don’t have brothers or sisters, just their mom and dad.Game Changers is based on sports just like Shootout.Game Changers is also like Shootout because the main character excels in a sport.In Game Changers the book is based on football, but in Shootout the book is based on Soccer.Another difference between Game Changers and Shootout is Game Changers is located in Rockwell and Shootout is located in Louistown.In Game Changers the main character is more of an outdoors person, however in Shootout though the main character is more of a reader.
5 Summary of Game Changers The genre of Game Changers is sports. The setting for this story is in Rockwell in the present. The main character is Ben Mcbain. The problem in this story is the Rockwell Rams started off there season 0-2 and still need to make it to the championship. As the season goes on though the Rams don’t lose a single game and end up 6-2. They are now in the championship against the Patriots. It was a very close game but Rockwell ended up winning. I like this book because it shows friendship, loyalty, and teamwork.
6 Summary of Shoot-outShoot-out is a good book it’s a book about a soccer player, who is on a team that normally wins but he moved and now is on a team that is horrible. He has to learn to lose or quit his favorite sport. The characters are Jake, Kevin, and Quinn. It takes place in Louis Town. The conclusion is they play against Jake’s old team Greenville. It’s a tie game. They have to Shoot-out. Jake shoots and makes it in the top right corner of the net. Jonny shoots from Greenville, when he went to shoot Quinn dives and catches the ball, Louis Town Wins!!!!!!