Safe at Home: Mike Lupica's Comeback Kids (Comeback Kids Series)

Book 3 of 4 in the Comeback Kids Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 4 - 10T5.629714
#1 New York Times bestseller Mike Lupica continues his tribute to the underdog in his Comeback Kids series for young middle-grade readers

Nick Crandall feels like he doesn't belong anywhere. He never has felt like he belongs, really. He doesn't fit in this new family with his new foster parents, both of whom are professors. They don't know the first thing about sports, and he's not exactly a model student. It's only a matter of time until they realize he's not the right kid for them. And Nick certainly doesn't belong playing varsity baseball. He's only twelve years old! His teammates want a catcher their own age, not some kid. But Nick needs to prove something. He needs to prove that he belongs–to his parents, to his team, and to himself.

Praise for the Comeback Kids:

“Lupica portrays the action clearly and vividly, with a real sense of the excitement and unpredictable nature of the games. These are worthy additions to collections seeking to draw in middle-grade boys with an enthusiasm for athletics.” –School Library Journal

“These should score big with middle-graders looking for alternatives to Matt Christopher's titles.” –Publisher’s Weekly

“This title is a good choice for reluctant readers with a background in baseball.” –School Library Journal
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published on August 14, 2008 by Philomel Books
ISBN-10: 0399247165
ISBN-13: 9780399247163
5 Book Reviews
  • joeyalmost 8 years
    i really like mike lupica
    • sethalmost 8 years
      i thought the book was fantastic.i like mike lupicas books they are good even the QB1
      • edwardbird
        edwardbirdalmost 9 years55 stars
        I loved this book I recommend you should read it.People who love sports would really like this book.It is really good.
        • edwardbird
          edwardbirdalmost 9 years55 stars
          I recommend this book because It makes me feel like I am in the book.Also I love sports books so this was one of my favorites.I would give this a five star.
          • rampage
            rampageover 9 years55 stars
            I am in Baseball and have been for 7 years. Although i haven't yet read this book i think this book By Mike Lupica would be an insperation in my life to come. One of these day i ought to check it out.