Synopses & Reviews
Cy Young award winner R.A. Dickey creates a funny anti-bullying picture book with an adorable baseball character that kids will love
Ned the baseball is very nervous on his first day of school. Everyone else seems to know where they belong, but not Ned. He isn't a fastball or a slider, and the Foul Ball gang makes fun of him for the way he wobbles. When they do something particularly dastardly to another student, it's up to Ned to come to the rescue with his unique abilities. Not only does Ned realize he's a knuckleball, but he discovers that he can be a hero, too!
“R.A. Dickey is one of the coolest athletes Ive ever met.” — George Vecsey, The New York Times
About the Author
R.A. Dickey is a starting pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays. In 2012, while playing for the New York Mets, he became the first knuckleball pitcher to with the Cy Young Award. When not on the road with the team, he lives in Tennessee with his wife and four children. R.A. is also the author of the bestselling memoir Wherever I Wind Up and its adaptation for young readers, Throwing Strikes.
Tim Bowers is the illustrator of over thirty children's books. He lives in central Ohio.