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The Boy Who Saved Baseball Paperback – March 17, 2005

4.6 out of 5 stars 324 ratings
Book 2 of 2 in the Cruz de la Cruz Series

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"Enthralling . . . filled with memorable moments."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"A baseball tale of legendary dimension . . . another stellar read."--Booklist, starred review

"This tale is peppered with both optimism and dilemmas; it has plenty of play-by-play action, lots of humor, and a triumphant ending."--School Library Journal

"Readers will relate to the themes of overcoming reticence, the drive to meet an impossible challenge, and the thrill of growing into a team."--Children's Literature

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John Ritter has written many novels and numerous short stories for Young Adult readers. His first novel, Choosing Up Sides, published in 1998, won the 1999 International Reading Association Children’s Book Award for Older Readers and was designated an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults. Kirkus Reviews praised Choosing Up Sides, which attacked the once-prevalent views of religious fundamentalists toward left-handed children, as, “No ordinary baseball book, this is a rare first novel.”  In 2004 Ritter received the Paterson Prize for Books for Young People for his third novel, The Boy Who Saved Baseball.

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