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"Daydreamer Jason, 11, has just been [dropped] from his Little League team. Seeking solace at the baseball-card shop, he makes a startling hypothesis: 'Buck McHenry,' star pitcher [of the Negro Leagues], could be school custodian Mack Henry. Mr. Henry's identity, in doubt through much of the book, provides a mystery, a bittersweet revelation, and a satisfyingly dramatic denouement. The characterizations are pungent, the action (on and off the diamond) involving. A solid, rewarding story." —K.

Finalist, 1992 Edgar Allan Poe Award, Juvenile Category (Mystery Writers of America)
Children's Choices for 1992 (IRA/CBC)

Synopsis:

In a squeeze play, Jason is moved to his Little League's not-yet formed expansion team of rejected players. Jason has found a sponsor and a couple of good key players, and the school custodian, Mack Henry, has agreed to be their coach. Soon Jason wonders if the baseball-wise Mr. Henry could be the former great pitcher Buck McHenry.

Synopsis:

Daydreamer Jason, 11, has just been dropped from his Little League team. Seeking solace at the baseball-card shop, he makes a startling hypothesis: 'Buck McHenry, ' star pitcher of the Negro Leagues , could be school custodian Mack Henry. Mr. Henry's identity, in doubt through much of the book, provides a mystery, a bittersweet revelation, and a satisfyingly dramatic denouement. The characterizations are pungent, the action (on and off the diamond) involving. A solid, rewarding story. — K.

Finalist, 1992 Edgar Allan Poe Award, Juvenile Category (Mystery Writers of America)

Children's Choices for 1992 (IRA/CBC)

About the Author

Alfred Slote is the author of over thirty books, most of them for young people. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780064404693
Author:
Slote, Alfred
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Author:
by Alfred Slote
Author:
Feist, Raymond E.
Location:
New York, NY :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Baseball
Subject:
Ethnic - African American
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Sports & Recreation - Baseball
Subject:
Juveniles
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Afro-Americans -- Fiction.
Subject:
Boys / Men
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
119
Publication Date:
19930131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.58x5.22x.55 in. .36 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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Product details 256 pages HarperTrophy - English 9780064404693 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In a squeeze play, Jason is moved to his Little League's not-yet formed expansion team of rejected players. Jason has found a sponsor and a couple of good key players, and the school custodian, Mack Henry, has agreed to be their coach. Soon Jason wonders if the baseball-wise Mr. Henry could be the former great pitcher Buck McHenry.

"Synopsis" by , Daydreamer Jason, 11, has just been dropped from his Little League team. Seeking solace at the baseball-card shop, he makes a startling hypothesis: 'Buck McHenry, ' star pitcher of the Negro Leagues , could be school custodian Mack Henry. Mr. Henry's identity, in doubt through much of the book, provides a mystery, a bittersweet revelation, and a satisfyingly dramatic denouement. The characterizations are pungent, the action (on and off the diamond) involving. A solid, rewarding story. — K.

Finalist, 1992 Edgar Allan Poe Award, Juvenile Category (Mystery Writers of America)

Children's Choices for 1992 (IRA/CBC)

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