Teko Bernard's Highly Anticipated Debut Novel Now Available for Sale on Amazon.com

   Teko Bernard's Highly Anticipated Debut Novel Now Available for Sale on

The Hoop Kid from Elmdale Park is perfect for middle grade readers

PR Newswire

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 6, 2013

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Teko Bernard announced today that
his highly anticipated debut novel The Hoop Kid from Elmdale Park is now
available for sale.  The Hoop Kid from Elmdale Park is written to delight and
challenge middle schoolers, ages 8 - 13.

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"Kids will enjoy reading this book," said Teko Bernard. "We've combined the
excitement of basketball with the fun of cartoons and applied it to a modern
day David and Goliath story."

All Bernard Jones wanted to do while staying with his grandparents for the
summer in Elmdale, his father's childhood hometown, was work on his basketball
skills.When Bernard excitedly enters a team into the Annual Elmdale Park
Basketball Tournament, he's shocked to discover that the future of the park is
at stake.The town of Elmdale hasn't won the tournament in 20 years, and
Victor Franco, a ruthless millionaire, is planning to shut down the annual
tournament for good so that he can turn the historic Elmdale Park into a
landfill for his own profit.It can all be stopped ifBernard and his team,
the Elmdale Warriors,win the tournament this year.Can the courageous Bernard
and his fun and wacky crew defeat their Oakdale rivals and save the historic

This was such an enjoyable read! I love the nice, upbeat story, the realistic
characters, and the fantastic humor. Bernard is such a relatable character,
and he's a great true-to-life role model. Readers are sure to appreciate the
basketball lingo, his love of the game, and his determination to fight the
good fight.- KIRKUS Reviews

The Hoop Kid from Elmdale Park is available onAmazon:

For over a decade Teko Bernard worked as a creative director and graphic
designer in the sports industry where he developed brand identities, marketing
communications and apparel graphics for nationally recognized brands like ESPN
and X Games.After an exciting career in the sports industry, Teko set out to
pursue his dream of creating Elmdale Park, a kid's entertainment brand that
produces middle grade books & activewear. The Hoop Kid from Elmdale Park is
the first book from the brand. Teko lives and operates the company from
Overland Park, KS, where he collaborates with a team of seasoned writers,
illustrators, editors and designers who all share the same passion for
children's books, cartoons, and sports. For more information, go

To schedule an interview with Teko or request a complimentary review copy of
The Hoop Kid from Elmdale Park, please contact Book Publicity Services at

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