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Publisher Comments:

The debut book in the Jeter Publishing imprint, andlt;Iandgt;The Contractandlt;/Iandgt; is a middle grade baseball novel inspired by the youth of legendary sports icon and role model Derek Jeter.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Derek Jeter is a legend in professional sports and a role model for many youth around the country. While leading the New York Yankees to five World Series Championships and achieving a myriad of milestones and accomplishments on and off the field, including thirteen All-Star nods and membership in baseballand#8217;s exclusive 3,000-hit club, Jeter has established a reputation of unparalleled character, credibility, dedication, and excellence. When Jeter was a boy, he had the dream of becoming the shortstop for the New York Yankees. Inspired by his childhood, this start to a middle grade series is about a boy who sets high goals for himself and makes his dreams come true through hard work, teamwork, and determination.

Review:

"Eight-year-old Derek Jeter has a lofty dream: to play shortstop for the New York Yankees. While his friends and even his teacher belittle his goal, Derek's parents' mantra is 'you can do anything you want in life, if you work hard enough and stick with it.' They put together a contract for Derek — its rules include 'Respect Others,' 'Respect Yourself,' and 'Work Hard' — which is predictably tested when Derek is assigned to a Little League coach who favors his own son to the detriment of the team. There's a noble message in this series opener and first title from star shortstop Jeter's publishing imprint, but it's delivered too cleanly. Derek is a picture-perfect kid (with picture-perfect parents), a third grader who constantly takes the moral high road and reasons things like, 'He knew his dad was only trying to teach him a valuable lesson.' Knowing the (real-life) outcome of Jeter's story helps offset the book's lesson-in-disguise qualities, but it may be hard for readers to find common ground with a character who always makes the right decisions. Ages 8 — 12. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Paul Mantell is the author of more than 100 books for young readers, including books in the Hardy Boys and Matt Christopher series.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781481423120
Author:
Jeter, Derek
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Author:
Mantell, Paul
Subject:
Baseball
Subject:
Children s-Sports Fiction-Baseball
Subject:
Baseball; school; Derek Jeter; sportsmanship; contract; values;
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Jeter Publishing
Publication Date:
20140931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c jacket (spfx: emboss); stamped front
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
228.6 x 152.4 mm
Age Level:
from 8 up to 12

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Eight-year-old Derek Jeter has a lofty dream: to play shortstop for the New York Yankees. While his friends and even his teacher belittle his goal, Derek's parents' mantra is 'you can do anything you want in life, if you work hard enough and stick with it.' They put together a contract for Derek — its rules include 'Respect Others,' 'Respect Yourself,' and 'Work Hard' — which is predictably tested when Derek is assigned to a Little League coach who favors his own son to the detriment of the team. There's a noble message in this series opener and first title from star shortstop Jeter's publishing imprint, but it's delivered too cleanly. Derek is a picture-perfect kid (with picture-perfect parents), a third grader who constantly takes the moral high road and reasons things like, 'He knew his dad was only trying to teach him a valuable lesson.' Knowing the (real-life) outcome of Jeter's story helps offset the book's lesson-in-disguise qualities, but it may be hard for readers to find common ground with a character who always makes the right decisions. Ages 8 — 12. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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