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THE REAL NAME of the Little League team was the B'nai B'rith, but everyone called them the B'nai Bagels. Their manager was Bessie Setzer, but every one called her Mother Bagel, and the team grew to love her and even Spencer, Brother Bagel, their coach.
Which was fine for everyone but Mark Setzer. For him it made problems. Because with a mother as manager and a brother as coach, he felt he had lost his right to be awful on the field and had gained a lot of sticky situations. Then, in addition to worrying about his performance on the baseball team, be had to worry about his performance at his Bar Mitzvah and about his friend, Hersch, who had moved to another part of town and found another best friend.
Practicing in the relative privacy of The Projects, where there were some very good and very interesting players, helped Mark's game. It took more than that to help the rest, though. And there were some tough moments before Mark felt competent to handle the social situations and moral decisions his position demanded of him. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Editorial Reviews
I typically adore Konigsburg's work, but this sweet story is a little slow, dated, and not appropriate at times. Read morePublished 22 months ago by twoseas23
This was a pretty good book. The main idea of the story is baseball and being a jewish boy. It is hard though, for somebody who does not know much about baseball to read this book. Read morePublished on May 21, 2007
The book wasn' t very good. It wasn't very well writen either. The book is about a jewish boy named Mark who is going to have his Bar Mitzvah. Read morePublished on October 27, 2006
I would give this book About the B'nai Bages four out of five stars. It was really interesting. I never wanted to put the book down. I really liked this book. Read morePublished on February 17, 2000