Tournament of Champions

Written by Phil Bildner and Illustrated by Tim Probert

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. 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.

Age Range 8 - 12 years
Copyright Year
Page Count
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Grade Level 3rd - 6th
Lexile 530L