The Pitcher

The Pitcher
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Age Range
12+
Release Date
September 01, 2013
ISBN
9781938467592
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A boy with a golden arm but no money for lessons. A mother who wants to give her son his dream before she dies. A broken down World Series pitcher who cannot go on after the death of his wife. These are the elements of "The Pitcher." A story of a man at the end of his dream and a boy whose dream is to make his high school baseball team. In the tradition of "The Natural" and "The Field of Dreams," this is a mythic story about how a man and a boy meet in the crossroads of their life and find a way to go on. You will laugh and you will cry as The Pitcher and Ricky prepare for the ultimate try out of life.

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This book does everything right. The voice of Ricky comes through loud and clear. I totally got the mom. And the Pitcher is such a realistic character that I had to make sure this is a work of fiction.
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Junior Literary Guild Selection for Fall
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A Junior Library Guild Selection for Fall! The Natural for our time
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The Natural for Our Age
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If you want to read a great story about overcoming all odds to get your dream then this book is for you.
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A Mexican American boy who has no money but big dreams and a broken down World Series Pitcher who agrees to coach him to make the highschool team. This is the Karate Kid of our age with a cross cultural reference to immigration reform as he is a "dream kid" and his mother is facing deportation. Highly enjoyable.
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