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Football Hero: Heroes Come in Many Sizes

Football Hero: Heroes Come in Many Sizes

Escrito por Tim Green

Narrado por Tim Green y Full Cast


Football Hero: Heroes Come in Many Sizes

Escrito por Tim Green

Narrado por Tim Green y Full Cast

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4/5 (8 valoraciones)
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6 horas
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Publicado:
Jan 1, 2009
ISBN:
9781934180983
Formato:
Audiolibro

Descripción

Ty Lewis is ecstatic when the school coach recruits him for the football team. Unfortunately, Ty's Uncle Gus has other plans for him - namely, scrubbing toilets for Gus's cleaning service. Ty's only relief from his oppressive uncle comes in the too-rare times he can spend with his big brother, Thane, a college football star who's headed for the NFL.

But when Uncle Gus gets involved with the local mob boss, a man called "Lucy", and Lucy finds out how famous Thane is, things begin to spiral out of control. As the tension ratchets up, Ty finds himself trapped in a dangerous web. The stakes are high, and one false move on Ty's part could destroy his brother's future.

©2008 Tim Green; (P)2009 Full Cast Audio

Editorial:
Publicado:
Jan 1, 2009
ISBN:
9781934180983
Formato:
Audiolibro


Sobre el autor

Tim Green, for many years a star defensive end with the Atlanta Falcons, is a man of many talents. He's the author of such gripping books for adults as the New York Times bestselling The Dark Side of the Game and American Outrage. Tim graduated covaledictorian from Syracuse University and was a first-round draft pick. He later earned his law degree with honors, and he has also worked as an NFL commentator for FOX Sports and NPR. His first book for young readers, Football Genius, inspired in part by his players and his own kids, became a New York Times bestseller and was followed by Football Hero, Football Champ, The Big Time, and Deep Zone. He drew on his experiences playing and coaching Little League for Rivals and Pinch Hit and two more New York Times bestsellers: Baseball Great and Best of the Best. Bestselling author Jon Scieszka called Tim Green's Unstoppable, a book about a boy's struggle with cancer that debuted at #2 on the New York Times bestseller list, "Absolutely heroic. And something every guy should read." Tim Green lives with his wife, Illyssa, and their five children in upstate New York.


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  • (5/5)
    Ty Lewis is just a normal kid that loves to play football. Both of his parents were killed in an accident. Ty is stuck living with his mean uncle Gus, aunt Virginia, and his cousin Charlotte. Ty is really excited when coach V, the coach of the football team, asks Ty to join the team. But, uncle Gus wont let Ty join the football team because he wants Ty to work in uncle Gus's cleaning services. Ty's older brother is in finishing college and going into the NFL. Gus starts to be nice to Ty only because he wants to get information about the football teams so that he can win gambling for fantasy football.Ty finally gets to play on the football team and on the last game makes the game winning catch to score the touchdown, of which is why he is called the football hero. I think this was a great book. I really like sports, so it is my type of book. I think Ty has a great but tragic past because of what happened to his parents. I like how it tied in real things that would happen in a middle school kids life, like when Ty was being bullied in school. I like how it was an underdog story because Ty had never played football on an actual team and then he became the "football hero." I like how Ty wants to be like his brother and play football. I would really like to read the second book to this series.
  • (4/5)
    So Ty is this ordinary, poor, scrawny kid who gets invited to play football. He's super-fast and has great hands. Uncle Gus has other plans for Ty's hands--he has Ty join his cleaning business and Ty gets bathroom duty (no pun intended). When Lucy takes an interest in Ty and the information Ty has access to, Ty is able to bargain for the opportunity to play but gets mixed up in more than he ever imagined.

    Ty is only kid I can think of who actually measures up to his older sibling. Most titles with this story line are about discovering how special they are in spite of a successful sibling, but with these two, football is in their genes. Even though I'm not the world's biggest football fan, I enjoyed Ty's successes and felt empathy for his troubles.

    Even though this is a football book there are many other things that go on. Yes, there are games and practices and football jargon, but there's also the story line with Lucy, Thane's entrance into the world of celebrity as a starter for an NFL team, and the two brothers are still coping with the loss of their parents.

    Overall this is an enjoyable read and the next time I get asked about a good book for middle grade, I'll lead the parent to the Tim Green books.
  • (3/5)
    First, I have to tell the truth here: I am not a football fan. At all. I mean, don't get me wrong, I'm not against the sport or anything, I'm just not this sporty girl that can sit around and watch football (or any sports for that matter) all day. Going to games can be fun because I like the community and the spirit and the excitement. Do I know what's really going on? Er, not so much. With that truth kinda being out there, I would never have picked this book up except I wanted to do a book talk on a novel that I thought would gain interest from my boy students.Ty is a high school freshman and his life could not be more upside down. His parents died in a tragic accident so he's now living with his Uncle Gus, Aunt Virginia, and cousin Charlotte. Uncle Gus is a lazy entrepreneur who cleans businesses for a living. Or rather, he claims that he does. In reality, Uncle Gus "teaches the work ethic" to Ty and Charlotte. Yup. After long days at school they must work in the family business. At school the Coach notices his speed and wants him to play on the team. Ty can't help but be really excited. He doesn't talk about it much but his brother is Thane, aka Tiger, of Syracuse. Ty doesn't get to see Thane that much but he adores his brother and totally wishes to emulate him. Well, of course Uncle Gus won't let Ty play football; it conflicts with the work schedule. Ty is bummed. Until...one of Uncle Gus's clients - Lucy - finds out that Ty is related to Thane. Lucy is in with the mafia and he figures this is the perfect opportunity to make some big bucks betting on the games. He uses Ty's relationship with Thane to find out who's injured and who's bluffing. Poor Ty is caught in the middle of this mind boggling drama about what it means to be family.I admit it, I kinda dug this book. Sure, there were plenty of times when I was all, "you've got to be kidding me!" because what happened in the story just didn't seem all likely to play out like that in real life. but it was still a good story and I think that most kids will like it.Oh, and as for the football stuff ('cuz the book was written by a football player), yah, there was talk about plays, etc., and I admit, I had no idea what they were talking about. But it wasn't enough to take away from the story for me (someone ignorant of the game) and I think that it will definitely add to the story for those football fanatics.
  • (4/5)
    Football Hero is a story about a boy who loves to play football. One day a big game comes up and he needs to be ready for it. When the ball is hiked he runs out and makes a game winning play. That is why in the book he is called a football hero. I thought this was a good book to read, and was very interesting. Not just a boring book, there was more action to it.
  • (5/5)
    Manny RodriguezThis book is EXCELLENT. It surprised me how much action and suspense was put into a book like this. I think Tim Green is a not the average former football player. He is an excellent author and should make many more books like this.The main character Ty Lewis's whole world was turned around when both of his parents dieed in a terrible car crash and is forced to live with his mean aunt and uncle. His brother Thane(Tiger) is a senior at Syracuse and the draft is coming up. He is late home to school on his birthday because he tries out for football. When he gets home he gets a birthday present a workers permit and is forced to work instead of play football. But one of the clients is part of the mob and gets involed in a back and forth blackmail. Will Tiger get drafted? What kind of blackmail is Ty getting involved in? Will anybody get hurt? All these questions will be answered in this OUTSTANDING novel by Tim Green.
  • (5/5)
    i met tim green he came to my school to talk
  • (5/5)
    Green uses an out of the ordinary situation to highlight many life lessons. For those students who love football it's a must read. For those who have to overcome adversity, it's a must read.