Tournament of Champions
A Rip and Red BookeBook - 2017
Excitedly participating in a weekend basketball tournament with other kids from Clifton United, fifth-graders Rip and Red are challenged to work outside their comfort zones when competitive Rip plays with teammates he does not like and autistic Red travels by bus without his mom. Simultaneous eBook.
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.
Rip, Red, and their friends on the Clifton United basketball team travel to a spring sleep-away tournament.
Rip and Red are back at center court in the third book of this middle grade series about school, sports, and friendship that "engages and entertains" (Publishers Weekly).
9780374305086 (electronic bk.)