Training Camp
ISBN: 1949520013
EAN13: 9781949520019
Language: English
Release Date: Mar 19, 2019
Pages: 608
Dimensions: 2" H x 9.01573" L x 5.98424" W
Weight: 1.737243 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview

#1 New York Times Bestseller

A People Kid Pick of the week

From the mind of basketball legend and Academy Award-winning storyteller Kobe Bryant comes this radically original portrait of five young basketball players, one enlightening coach, and the awesome transformative power of the game. Filled with insights about the mental stamina and emotional clarity that peak performance requires, this is an indispensable story for young athletes, coaches, educators, and anyone interested in the astonishing potential of team sports to unlock individual growth.


Magic doesn't seem possible for the West Bottom Badgers. They're the lowest-ranked basketball team in their league, and they live in the poorest neighborhood in Dren. Nobody expects them to succeed at anything. Plus, every kid on the team has secret struggles of his own.
When a new coach named Professor Wizenard arrives on the first day of training camp, the Badgers can't explain the magical-seeming things they see and hear. Every player experiences unique and strange visions--visions that challenge everything they thought they knew about basketball, and about their lives and their secrets off the court. To survive the increasingly intense ordeals of training, the Badgers will need to take unimaginable risks, learn to trust their teammates, and confront the darkness within themselves.

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   Wizenard Fan
This is a great book and I would love to see it as a film series. I brought 3 books from each for me and my granddaughters. It provides them with a lesson on exposing their fears and exposing the greatness that lies within them.
   Creatively Inspirational
This book was just what I was looking for with the help of his writer and creative concepts. The different perspectives and life lessons that each fictitious basketball player had brought the book to life. The Wizenard proverbs at the top of each chapter of the book inspired me, but some Wizenard proverbs were interwoven by what the professor taught as a coach. I recommend this to anyone who plays the game of basketball just likes any youth or student who loves the game today!
   Still working on the book
I am so used to audio books. Even if the book isn 't that good, I still listen to it until the end. I thought it was more appropriate for a young reader, but I'm pretty sure that I was a bit screwed. I have a grandson who yet deals well with competition. He needs to learn more about being a team player. I had hoped that this would teach him the importance of being a team player. I will have to look more appropriate for something more millennial in my mind.
   Koby Bryant told this store
Jimmy Fallon was at Koby Bryant and told him why and how he wrote this book. Seems to buy people so I am buying it for my grandson.
   Exquisite Book
This is one of the best books I have ever read. I am a 4th-6th basketball trainer. I relate so well to this book, I wish I was Professor Wizenard! Kobe did an out of this world job by telling this story. The author writes well. I read once, but read again for sure. My 11 year old son loves it as well. I teach him and he won 't listen to me, but hears Professor loud and clear through the text on a page. Not to mention the weight and texture of the cover and the pages, really great work Kobe!
   Possibly too confusing for young readers
In most cases, the reviewers started by saying, they just started reading this book ''. I would be curious to know what they thought of the book if they finished reading it. I purchased two copies for my ten year old basketball fanatic grandson. I found that they started reading the books and soon gave up. I read the book so that I could see what I thought. It was even confusing for an adult.
   Wizarding + Basketball = Perfect Book for Boys!
I heard Jimmy Fallon describe this book as if Harry Potter and the Olympics had a baby, and Kobe Bryant described it as a combination of Harry Potter and basketball.
   Great Book with Positive Messages for Kids!
I just received my book with the pre-order and was SO impressed. The book itself is great velvet cover, red ribbon to hold your page, and nice illustrations. Started reading last night and I'm already hooked on the story about the team and their individual personalities and how they work together to become a team.
   Inspirational book for kids and adults
It is an awsome book to read. Together with me, I read it. I strongly recommend this content. I don 't rate this book based on its internal materials, but on its outside content. )