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Children's Fiction Baseball & Softball

Easy Out

by (author) Steven Sandor

Publisher
James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
Initial publish date
Feb 2020
Category
Baseball & Softball, General, Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781459414884
    Publish Date
    Feb 2020
    List Price
    $12.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459414891
    Publish Date
    Feb 2020
    List Price
    $8.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 10 to 13
  • Grade: 3
  • Reading age: 8 to 9

Description

Westlock is an hour north of Edmonton, a prairie town with a long baseball history. But registrations are down, and there are only enough kids in town to fill one team. So Mo Montpetit's team is entered into the Baseball Alberta AA league. All the kids registered will be playing rep ball. No tryouts needed.

Mo's dad is a baseball legend in Westlock. And that's Mo's problem. Mo isn't very good. He can't hit a rep-level fastball. And as the season starts, the strikeouts and errors mount. The Westlock team loses game after game. How can these kids, not ready for rep ball, compete in a league well above their heads? And how can Mo step out of his dad's long shadow?

 

About the author

Steven Sandor is a veteran and somewhat grumpy sports and music journalist. He spent seven years working with the Edmonton Oilers Hockey Club. The former editor-in-chief of Edmonton's Vue Weekly, Steve is now a senior editor with 24 Hours in Toronto. His work has appeared in magazines and newspapers in Canada, the US, the UK, Hungary and the Czech Republic. He enjoys writing about sports that have goals—hockey and soccer. Steve enjoys spending as much time as he can with his wife and son, and making strange electronic music. He supports Arsenal. For more on Steve please visit www.stevensandor.com or read his blog at www.blog.canoe.ca/thefull90.

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Editorial Reviews

"... the in-depth game play will attract sports fans."

School Library Journal

"Accessible for most readers."

CM: Canadian Review of Materials

"Reflects the diverse characters and personalities who would live in rural Alberta."

CM: Canadian Review of Materials

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