Jimi & Isaac 1b: Curve Ball

Jimi & Isaac 1b: Curve Ball

by Phil Rink


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A Book For Kids that are Crazy About Baseball!

A bigger field, leading off and stealing bases - real baseball!Jimi and Isaac are moving up from Little League. Jimi thinks baseball is a muscle memory game: you play how you practice. Isaac thinks baseball is just like everything else: the real game is between your head and the head of your opponent. There's only one way to find out who's right: PLAY BALL!

AWARD-WINNING Jimi and Isaac Books are focused books for focused kids. They can be read in any order. Pick a first book that matches the kid's interests, and then that kid will trust Jimi and Isaac enough to follow them into another area in another book.

In every book, a problem presents itself and the kids need to learn and work to solve the problem. They fail constantly, struggle to recover, and success is often a less limited failure. The books are short and fast moving so more readers can succeed, but they are not simple books. They're full of information and intellectual challenges.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781548431174
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/15/2017
Series: Jimi & Isaac Books , #2
Pages: 162
Sales rank: 984,740
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.35(d)

About the Author

Phil Rink wanted a water ski when he was fifteen years old, so he bought a mahogany plank and built one. Later, at his first engineering job, dissatisfied with the performance of a water treatment cell, Phil built several prototypes in his garage. His innovations were patented and eventually became the basis for an entire water sanitation industry. Phil's ability to build, as well as think, led to a successful problem solving career and eleven patents, so far.

When he and his family couldn't find accessible but substantial books about inventing and science for kids, and especially boys, Phil decided to write his own. The plot of the first book, "Jimi & Isaac 3a: The Mars Mission," came together during a cross-country drive from Florida to Washington State. Completing the book took the next eight years. Phil learned to apply mythic structure to modern settings and to place the story in a specific setting without drowning it in dry details or trite conventions.

Over time, Phil has become more convinced of the need for relevant, updated stories to help boys find their place in the world. Classic myth and modern fantasy are useful to discuss values, but they don't clearly relate to the practical issues of growing up in a quickly changing world where boys may not follow their father's career, play their father's sport, or readily apply their father's life lessons (if they even have a father or father figure). His books help boys understand and accommodate accelerating change, but also give them a stable place to stand while they write the stories of their own lives.

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