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ISBN#9781442433472
BIB ID#1550776
Call# J Tooke

King of the mound

2.5
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Publisher
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2012.
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Description
155 p. ; 22 cm.
Summary
Twelve-year-old Nick loves baseball so after a year in the hospital fighting polio and with a brace on one leg, Nick takes a job with the team for which his father is catcher and gets to see the great pitcher, Satchel Paige, play during the 1935 season. Includes historical notes.

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Summary/Annotation ->  Baseball legend Satchel Paige changes a boy's life in this coming-of-age tale from the author of Lucky . Nick was going to be a star baseball player, no doubt about it. People for miles around talked about the twelve-year-old boy with the golden arm. And then Nick is diagnosed with polio-a life-threatening disease in the 1930s. Everyone is devastated, especially Nick's father, who copes by closing off from his son. When Nick finally leaves the hospital he wants nothing more than to get back in the game, but he seems to be the only one who thinks it's possible. But after he begins working for Mr. Churchill, the owner of a minor league team, Nick meets Satchel Paige, arguably the best player in baseball. Satchel faces obstacles of his own-his skin color prevents him from joining the major leagues-and he encourages Nick to overcome the odds and step out of the dugout.

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