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"Folding information about Fenway Park and its colorful history into the tale, Kelly also artfully slips in simple red herrings along with real clues to the thief’s identity and the bat’s whereabouts that sharper readers may pick up before the young detectives do...Leading off a formulaic series that will take Mike and Kate to baseball parks around the major leagues, this book should draw baseball fans as well as budding whodunit aficionados." - Booklist
"A new series for emerging chapter-book readers combines the allure of baseball parks with the challenge of solving a mystery...Historical details about Fenway Park, including the secret code found on the manual scoreboard, a look at Wally the mascot and a peek into the gift shop, will keep the young baseball fan reading." - Kirkus Reviews
"Kelly throws in plenty of behind-the-scenes Fenway Park trivia (both in the story and in an appendix) and keeps the story moving at a quick pace, which should easily hold baseball-lovers' attention." - Publisher's Weekly
"...should score with the series chapter-book gang, particularly kids who enjoy the blend of fiction and information that keeps the Magic Tree House thriving. There are a couple of sly misdirections to please beginner mystery readers, some Fenway-specific trivia to intrigue nonfiction readers, and the promise of the entire gamut of major-league baseball stadiums yet to visit for those continuing with the series. A scattering of black-and-white pictures and appended “Dugout Notes” extend the fun." - The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"...Any 6- 9 year old baseball fan would step to the plate and devour this book like a box of Crackerjacks! Kelly intersperses the perfect mix of sports action, crime-solving and facts about Fenway Park." - Examiner.com
Great series to read with grades 2-4. My reluctant readers really liked this book and I decided to purchase books 1-9 so I could have the books on hand for them to take back to... Read morePublished 14 hours ago by Ruth Hawkins
I read this aloud to my boys and they were really into it. Each chapter they had new ideas on how they thought the mystery would play out. Read morePublished 16 days ago by KSUfan
10 year old son really enjoyed reading this book and didn't want to put it down.Published 1 month ago by Jamie
These books are delightful for both boys and girls who are beginning to read story books. There are number of different stories forming a series of books. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Molly 409
This is a great book if your kid likes mystery books and/or baseball. It takes place at a real place (Fenway) and describes many of the peculiarities that are specific to the... Read morePublished 4 months ago by villebilly