Posted on June 13, 2008 by Lisa @ Eva Perry Regional Library
Summary: Earl Grubb’s Pool Supplies plays Northeast Gas & Electric in the Little League championship game, while Sam, who has cancer and is in a wheelchair, has to call the play-by-play instead of participating in the game. 147 p., Feiwel and Friends.
I just read this book this week. I think I would have appreciated the unfolding of the story better if I had NOT read the description which mentions why Sam is in the wheelchair even before you start reading the book.
At any rate, it definitely is for kids who love baseball. From that premise, the other factors in the characters’ lives come to meaning.
Hey, I just came across this. Thanks for listing my book in this blog. I have to agree with the comment that mildly complained about giving away the ending of the book — something that is not revealed until the second-to-last page — on the brief summary.
Yeah this is definitely for people who like baseball because of the play-by-play writing style. And I agree that maybe I would have appreciated the unfolding story more if I hadn’t read the little summary.