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"World Series is in a class by itself."
--NEW YORK HERALD TRIBUNE BOOK REVIEW

"They make a reader want to get everything that's in that grand world of old baseball, and to get it a boy calls on tricks of intelligence he never knew he had."--THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

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JOHN R. TUNIS (1889-1975) was considered one of the finest writers for young people during the 1940s and '50s. He wrote more than twenty books, many of them award winners. The timeless appeal of his novels has made them enduringly popular with readers of all ages.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 and up
  • Grade Level: 3 - 5
  • Series: Odyssey Classics (Odyssey Classics)
  • Paperback: 264 pages
  • Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (March 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0152056548
  • ISBN-13: 978-0152056544
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 5 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #310,119 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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John R. Tunis (1889-1975) was a novelist and sportswriter best remembered for his series of novels about the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1940s and '50s. Born in Boston, Tunis graduated from Harvard University and then served in the Army during World War I. He began writing sports columns in 1925 and was soon contributing to dozens of publications, including the New Yorker, Reader's Digest, Esquire, and the Saturday Evening Post. A tennis player himself, Tunis broadcast the first Wimbledon match to air in the United States in 1934.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Riceman56 on August 17, 2001
Format: Hardcover
I first read this book as an eleven year old and it made a strong impression on my young mind. Now, as a 44 year old, I thought I would reread this book to take a stroll down memory lane. I wasn't disappointed. This story of the Brooklyn Dodgers in the late 1930's is the sequel to The Kid from Tomkinsvile. The "Kid" chonicles the season that leads up to the World Series and this book disects the seven game classic against the Indians. At eleven, I cheered and cried for the heroes in the story; and at 44 I did the same. This is a wonderful book, and a great look back into time, for any young boy or girl.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 2, 2000
Format: Hardcover
In some ways, this is an even better read than "The Kid From Tomkinsville" because Tunis keeps the story within the framework of a series as opposed to two seasons in "The Kid." In "World Series" you get to see how a battered and bruised Roy Tucker handles his first postseason, although the novel also puts a lot of time in on Brooklyn manager Dave Leonard (who shows himself to be a lot more complex than in the first book). Tunis is very good at getting the feel of what baseball was like in the 1940's, and "World Series" contains perhaps his best game-situation writing of all the novels. And the banquet scene is priceless. Very much a companion piece to "The Kid," and it's well worth buying them both and reading them one after the other.
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I read most of the Tunis books when I was a kid some 70 years ago.. I recently bought some of them for my great grandchildren.
I suppose a lot of people today would find them "hokey," but they still strong present solid lessons for youngsters seven decades later.Many parents today might be concerned that many of the fictional players on the Brooklyn Dodgers smoked cigarettes and drank beer. But not our hero, young Roy Tucker. Rest assured, there were no players on steroids in the '40s
Maybe I'm just caught up in nostalgia, but I think Tunis's work is just as good now as it was when he wrote it. Does that make his books classics? In my view, yes.
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I first read Tunis' books when I was in grade school. They are classic. They deal with themes that go beyond baseball, and yet the baseball stories are fun.
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