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The Big Field
by Mike Lupica


Overview - For Hutch, shortstop has always been home. Its where his father once played professionally, before injuries relegated him to watching games on TV instead of playing them. And its where Hutch himself has always played and starred. Until now.

The arrival of Darryl D-Will Williams, the top shortstop prospect from Florida since A-Rod, means Hutch is displaced, in more ways than one.  Read more...


 
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Overview
For Hutch, shortstop has always been home. Its where his father once played professionally, before injuries relegated him to watching games on TV instead of playing them. And its where Hutch himself has always played and starred. Until now.

The arrival of Darryl D-Will Williams, the top shortstop prospect from Florida since A-Rod, means Hutch is displaced, in more ways than one. Second base feels like second fiddle, and when he sees his father giving fielding tips to D-Will the same father who can't be bothered to show up to watch his son play Hutch feels betrayed. With the summer league championship on the line, just how far is Hutch willing to bend to be a good teammate?

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780399246258
  • ISBN-10: 0399246258
  • Publisher: Philomel Books
  • Publish Date: March 2008
  • Page Count: 243
  • Reading Level: Ages 9-UP
  • Dimensions: 1 x 6.25 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds


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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Sports & Recreation - Baseball
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Family - Parents

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 46.
  • Review Date: 2008-03-03
  • Reviewer: Staff

A smart, modern design sets off the mischievous humor of this square-format book of 14 illustrated nonsense rhymes. Gerda Rovetch, an octogenarian who fled Germany in childhood and is publishing her poems for the first time, brings a recognizably European dark wit to her four-line entries: “There was a man who loved a rat./ He fed it ham till it got fat./ He kept it in his bed at night,/ and rather hoped it wouldn't bite.” Lissa Rovetch (the Hot Dog and Bob books) matches the exaggeration in her mother's work with her black ink cartoons: shown in profile, the rat lover's nose is half the width of his head. Meanwhile his lower lip seems to tremble as he gazes at the rat, whose carrot-shaped head attaches to a huge, turnip-like torso. Color and scale play leading roles: the illustrator accents one item in each drawing with a different solid color (the rat is orange, in a characteristically sophisticated shade). On every spread, poem and illustration face each other, each set in identically sized white circles that cover most of the square pages. Strategic use of complementary colors makes the contents pop (the circles for the rat lover are bordered in teal, on lemon background). Good and gleeful. Ages 4-up. (Mar.)

 
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