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Product Details

  • Paperback: 102 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (January 14, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1467958018
  • ISBN-13: 978-1467958011
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,835,943 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Barbara Gregorich is the award-winning author of Women at Play: The Story of Women in Baseball, as well as of the baseball novel, She’s on First. Throughout her writing career she has written for both adults and children, but never before in the same book. Jack and Larry is a story for all ages. A member of the Author’s Guild, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, the Mystery Writers of America, and the Society for American Baseball Research, Gregorich lives in Chicago. Her website is www.barbaragregorich.com

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Visit Barbara Gregorich's Facebook page, where she posts about different writing- or book-related topics each month:
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From an early age, Barbara Gregorich determined to be either a baseball player or a writer. She never thought her either-or belief would lead her to write She's on First, a novel about the first woman to play in the major leagues. Nor did she think that from fiction she would migrate to fact and write the award-winning Women at Play: The Story of Women in Baseball.

Even though she loved detective fiction from an early age, Barbara never aspired to be a private eye. Instead, she wrote Dirty Proof and Sound Proof, novels featuring Chicago private eye Frank Dragovic. Sound Proof takes place at a folk music festival full of theft, blackmail, and murder, and has received many five-star reviews on Amazon. Readers particularly enjoy the setting (as well as the mystery), and Barbara, whose husband plays the hammered dulcimer, enjoyed attending music festivals while plotting the novel.

Barbara feels at home writing both fiction and nonfiction, just as she feels at at ease writing for children as well as for adults. She is the author of Waltur Buys a Pig in a Poke and Waltur Paints Himself into a Corner, two early readers featuring Waltur, a bear who learns folk wisdom as expressed in idioms and proverbs -- but only after humorous results.

Lately Barbara has begun writing in free verse and other poetic forms. Jack and Larry: Jack Graney and Larry, the Cleveland Baseball Dog, is a nonfiction story for ages 10 - Adult. Told in free verse, the story shows the love between major leaguer Jack Graney and his bull terrier, Larry, and how the two worked to build a team that could win the pennant.

Crossing the Skyway is Barbara's first book of poetry. The collection of accessible poems contains both serious and humorous takes on a variety of subjects.

When Barbara isn't writing, she is either watching baseball games, weaving baskets, or living the life of a roadie, helping her husband, Phil Passen, travel to various gigs.

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When these two things come together, history is made!
Linda Loew
A book that really is suitable for kids and adults, and perfect for reading aloud.
Sharon Johnson
Tomorrow morning, I will read 'Jack and Larry' with our morning coffee.
Beth Massey

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Sharon Johnson on March 12, 2012
Format: Paperback
This endearing story tells of the love affair between a team and its mascot, a man and his dog, and the early Cleveland major league team's climb out of the cellar in search of a pennant and the ultimate baseball prize. Gregorich combines a considerable knowledge of baseball--its history and how it is played--with an enviable ability to turn a poetic phrase. And you won't soon forget the larger-than-life antics of Larry the dog--cute, funny, and oh-so-smart. A book that really is suitable for kids and adults, and perfect for reading aloud.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Chris Jennison on February 6, 2012
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This is an engaging story, conveyed via free verse that adds flow and atmosphere to a rousing baseball legend. Jack Graney played for the Cleveland Naps, named for their manager and Hall-of-Fame second baseman Napoleon Lajoie, from 1910 to 1922, and, among other notable 'firsts,' was the first batter to face a pitcher named Babe Ruth, and the first batter to get a hit against the Babe. He was also the first, and probably the only, player to adopt a dog, a bull terrier named Larry, after the dog was won by the team's trainer on a bet with a hotel bellhop prior to the 1912 spring training season. Larry becomes the team's mascot, sits in the dugout and travels with the players, safely tucked away in the train's baggage car. Larry's endearing antics, coinciding with the Naps slow progression out of the second division, will amuse young readers, and delight readers of any age who savor authentic accounts of baseball history. The story is not without some melancholy, but in the end smiles abound.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Linda on July 8, 2013
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This was an interesting, well written story. I had never heard about Jack or Larry before.
If you love baseball, you will love this.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Linda Loew on May 30, 2012
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I read Jack and Larry over the Memorial Day weekend. It has been pulling at my heart strings ever since. Two powerful things come together in the pages of this book: the inspirational joys of having a hero AND the essential need for chemistry among the entire team. When these two things come together, history is made! I recommend this book to every baseball fan, dog lover, and anyone who believes you should not give up when going after your dreams.
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