Tournament of Champions by Phil Bildner
(Rip and Red)

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But every character has issues to face, and each student, including Rip, comes to realize that “Life is about playing the cards you’re dealt.” Another solid volume in a fun and lively series.
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It's spring of their fifth-grade year and Rip and Red have a thrilling opportunity to participate in a weekend basketball tournament with a few other members of Clifton United. While the tournament is only a short bus ride away, both boys will travel outside their comfort zones. Ultra-competitive Rip must play on a team with kids he doesn't like. But he faces an even bigger hurdle when someone from his past returns, someone he hasn't seen in years, someone who just may derail the entire weekend. As for Red, because of his autism spectrum disorder, he's never traveled anywhere without his mother. Will he muster the courage to take the trip? Fortunately for both boys, also on the team is an unlikely addition, a source of inspiration who helps everyone discover the true meaning of the word champion.

Tournament of Champions is the third book in Phil Bildner's Rip and Red series.

 

About Phil Bildner

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An avid soccer fan, Phil Bildner has sat on the Real Madrid bench at el Estadio de Santiago Bernabéu, and he has watched from the bleachers as Lionel Messi scored a hat trick during an Argentina-Brazil showdown. Away from the pitch, Phil was an attorney and taught middle school in the New York City public schools. He is the author of the Texas Bluebonnet Award?winning Shoeless Joe & Black Betsy, and the co-author with Loren Long of the New York Times bestselling Sluggers series. Jesse Joshua Watson has traveled extensively, developing a deep passion for sharing the beauty of the world's cultures. He has always cared deeply about South Africa?in high school he campaigned for Nelson Mandela's freedom by organizing awareness and student action. In addition to writing and illustrating books and teaching art to kids, Jesse plays soccer religiously. He lives in Port Townsend, Washington, with his wife and their sons.
 
Published June 6, 2017 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). 256 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books.
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on Mar 29 2017

But every character has issues to face, and each student, including Rip, comes to realize that “Life is about playing the cards you’re dealt.” Another solid volume in a fun and lively series.

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