- File Size: 651 KB
- Print Length: 132 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Master Koda Select Publishing (June 26, 2014)
- Publication Date: June 26, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00LC8QQFC
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,262,855 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Soccer Tommies, Baseball Mommies Kindle Edition
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Tornadoes, girls playing soccer...boys with baseball bats... G. Mitchell Baker has a talent of creating this easy-going atmosphere and bringing the reader in the eye of the story. Or in this case, should I say in the eye of a storm...
This story could tell about me or you or someone we know, as it is quite realistic and message in it ageless. In this story G. Mitchell Baker skillfully reminds the reader about the power of community and how things will work out if people just work together.
The town of Belleville has been hammered pretty badly by the tornado called Old Luke. Soccer players will have to share a practice field with the baseball people. Easy, you may think...well, think again. Things can get pretty bloody where there are baseball mommies around. But where there is will there is a victory.
I don't know a squat about soccer or baseball or at least I didn't before I had read this book. And yet this story is so much more than just about soccer or baseball. There is hidden wisdom along the way, life lessons that you don't want to miss. Sure, this is a book for teen/YA readers, but I don't see a reason why adults couldn't enjoy the story as well. I did.
This was a refreshing change and quite different from the YA books I normally read, and yeah also, because I absolutely love G. Mitchell Baker's writing style. That said, if you have or happen to know a teenager who likes sport books with a couple of interesting twists, this book might be a perfect gift for them.
I loved this book from the very beginning. Mr Baker sets us on the path of action from the very start. The Soccer Tommies and the Baseball Mommies are okay that both exist; that is, until tragedy strikes the small community of Belleville, where sports are a priority. A tornado named Old Luke literally turns life upside down. Now the two teams, the Pirates (baseball) and the Dominion Daughters (soccer) must share the only available field. The Pirates baseball field is untouched, while the Dominion Daughters soccer field is a disaster. And, to top it off, it's being used for the tornado’s debris.
The story centers around twin siblings, Teddy and Terri Fabiano. Teddy loves baseball and Terri loves soccer. They are equally passionate about their respective sports, and when forced to share one field in order to keep practicing, sparks start to fly. But not just from the kids. The whole town is on edge and Mayor Tabbshey along with several of the towns leaders must figure out how to help the town to heal and restore peace once more.
I feel the biggest lesson we learn from this story is that treating others kindly should always come first. It can be so easy for any of us to lose sight of that when life gets turned upside down.
I highly recommend this book to any middle grader, whether they like sports or not.
G. Mitchell Baker tells a story centering around twins Teddy and Terri Fabiano, a brother and sister who are equally passionate about their sports and about having to share the baseball field with the Soccer Tommies so they can keep playing. This could be any town and we all knew people like this growing up, or we were them. He draws from his own experiences growing up and that gives this book a real sense of authenticity. His characters are people you know and can relate to and the writing is easy and real.
The biggest lesson is that no matter what adversities we face, how we treat others says a lot about who we are. And that sometimes, it’s easy to lose sight of that when life gets turned upside down.
This is a great read for any middle grader, whether they’re interested in sports or not.
This book carried a message that if people could compromise, anything is possible. The writing was crisp and it held my attention.
I'm a fan of sports books/movies and I recommend this book to anyone. Game on!
The title of this book-"Soccer Tommie's Baseball Mommies," was a stop sign , promising a worthy read for me. I was not wrong.
I appreciate the honor of being privileged to read the pre-release...intriguing, holds the attention, interesting style of writing, subject matter and choice of words all woven into a tale of make believe reality for the reader that has a special grab.
Baseball fan or not, read it, share it, gift it...it is life unleashed with humor !
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