This Matt Christopher classic story of a boy and his lucky baseball bat will capture readers' imaginations while teaching them vital lessons about the importance of friendship, teamwork, and believing in themselves.
When Marvin moves to a new neighborhood, he wants nothing more than to make a good impression on his new teammates. After all, Marvin loves baseball more than anything, and all he wants is to prove he's worth his spot on the team. And with his lucky baseball bat in hand, what could go wrong?
But when that same lucky baseball bat goes missing, Marvin completely loses his ability to play baseball. But even though he's lost his talent, Marvin might just find something else: the value of friendship, his own confidence, and maybe, just maybe, a place on the team.
Celebrating over six decades on bookshelves, this classic, timeless story of baseball, friendship, and confidence continues to captivate and delight new generations of readers.
|Publisher:||Little, Brown Books for Young Readers|
|Product dimensions:||5.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Matt Christopher is the best selling name behind more than 100 sports-themed books for young readers.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
George Alagiah presents a fascinating insight into all sorts of issues surrounding migration, interspersed with parts of his own personal story as he moved from Sri Lanka to Ghana and then the UK. This book deals with some very important, even controversial, questions but does so with great insight and some humour. Thoroughly recommended. Having read and enjoyed both this book and 'A Passage to Africa' I find myself wondering if George Alagiah has any other books in the pipeline.
Have it at my house hi my names brooklyn whealin im in third grade my teacher is mrs kelly
Both my 6.5 year old daughter and my 5 year old son loved this book. My daughter and I took turns reading to my son and it kept their interest without any trouble. I liked it because it teaches a lesson. My 5 year old son wished it had more pictures, but my daughter prefers the "chapter books" without many pictures. We've since passed the book to our neighbor who has three boys. They are enjoying it as much as we did. I would recommend this for any new reader 1-2 second grade who loves baseball. We finished the book in two evenings.