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When preacher's boy Luke Bledsoe steps on a baseball field, he discovers he has real pitching talent. For once, he can be proud of being left-handed. But Reverend Bledsoe believes that the left side is the side of Satan and the baseball field is the Devil's playground. Luke has spent his whole life trying to please his father. Will he choose to give up the game he's come to love-or turn his back on his family?

An ALA Best Book for Young Adults

1999 IRA Children's Book Award

A BCCB Blue Ribbon Book

Synopsis:

A left-handed boy who discovers his knack for pitching a baseball must resolve his newfound passion with his loyalty to his father, a reverend who believes that the left side is the side of Satan and the baseball field is the Devil's playground. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults and winner of the 1999 IRA Children's Book Award.

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13-year-old Luke Bledsoe is a left-hander in a right-handed world. Moved from town to town, he's spent his life feeling like an outsider. Then, by chance, he steps on a baseball field and discovers he can pitch. But Luke's father, Reverend Bledsoe, believes that the left side is the side of Satan, and the baseball field is the Devil's playground. Luke has spent his whole life trying to please his father. Will he choose to give up the game he's come to love — or turn his back on his family?

Synopsis:

Luke Bledsoe is a talented pitcher, and a left-handed whiz. But his father, the town preacher, believes baseball is a game of the devil and the left side is Satan's tool. Will Luke fulfill his dreams or lose his family? An ALA Best Book for Young Adults, 1999 IRA Children's Book Award, and BCCB Blue Ribbon Book.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780698118409
Author:
Ritter, John H.
Publisher:
Puffin Books
Author:
Ritter, John H.
Author:
Ritter, John
Location:
New York
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Sports & Recreation - Baseball
Subject:
Social Situations - General
Subject:
Left- and right-handedness
Subject:
Fathers and sons
Subject:
Self-acceptance
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
Historical - United States - General
Subject:
Children s-Sports Fiction-Baseball
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
TR-00-3 rept.1
Publication Date:
20000431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5 up to 8
Language:
English
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5 x 0.5 in 0.32 lb
Age Level:
10-14

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"Synopsis" by , A left-handed boy who discovers his knack for pitching a baseball must resolve his newfound passion with his loyalty to his father, a reverend who believes that the left side is the side of Satan and the baseball field is the Devil's playground. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults and winner of the 1999 IRA Children's Book Award.
"Synopsis" by , 13-year-old Luke Bledsoe is a left-hander in a right-handed world. Moved from town to town, he's spent his life feeling like an outsider. Then, by chance, he steps on a baseball field and discovers he can pitch. But Luke's father, Reverend Bledsoe, believes that the left side is the side of Satan, and the baseball field is the Devil's playground. Luke has spent his whole life trying to please his father. Will he choose to give up the game he's come to love — or turn his back on his family?
"Synopsis" by , Luke Bledsoe is a talented pitcher, and a left-handed whiz. But his father, the town preacher, believes baseball is a game of the devil and the left side is Satan's tool. Will Luke fulfill his dreams or lose his family? An ALA Best Book for Young Adults, 1999 IRA Children's Book Award, and BCCB Blue Ribbon Book.
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