Washington Post KidsPost columnist and author Fred Bowen ? perfect for fans of Mike Lupica and Tim Green.The Reds and the Cubs are battling for first place in the Rising Stars League, and the Reds nee
Looking for baseball action? Check out this Sports Story Series book from Washington Post KidsPost columnist and author Fred Bowen ? perfect for fans of Mike Lupica and Tim Green.
The Reds and the Cubs are battling for first place in the Rising Stars League, and the Reds need a victory in today?s game to push ahead in the standings. Kyle, the Reds? center fielder, wants to win so much that he claims to have made a difficult catch, which he actually dropped.
The win gives Kyle and his team an unfair advantage in the championship series, and everyone considers him the hero of the game. But all of the praise and attention he receives is not enough to silence his conscience. Will he come clean and risk the ire of his family and his team?
Author Fred Bowen continues his Sports Story series with play-by-play action that?s sure to keep readers on the edge of their seats! An afterword provides the real story of Christy Mathewson, an MLB pitcher whose reputation for honesty actually had umpires asking him to make calls during games.
Discussion Guide available.
?Bowen is quickly joining the ranks of today?s most popular sports-fiction authors?he skillfully interweaves fact and fiction and uses historical sports plays and concepts as a backdrop for the story.? ?School Library Journal
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Exciting team play-by-play action, snappy dialogue, realistic conflicts, and engaging plots enhance these middle grade novels which feature fascinating glimpses into sports history.
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?[Bowen?s pacing is excellent and he has a knack for efficient evocation.? ?The Washington Post
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