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Ruth Marini of the Dodgers
by Mel Cebulash
In this first of three books about Ruth Marini’s amazing professional baseball career, she signs with the Dodger organization. School Library Journal noted, “Solid writing and good sports action mark these sports fiction titles. Ruth Marini is a winning character and a convincing one. Both male and female sports fans will find these books a good choice.
Published by Turtleback Books
(first published 1983)
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This is the first book in a trilogy (Ruth Marini on the Mound) that was my absolute favorite as a young'n, and it totally went out of print and then I found it again, rereleased as a set of "back-in-print!" paperbacks and so naturally I snatched them up. The first book, Ruth Marini of the Dodgers, reads like young reader, of course, but oh, the fond memories! Ruth—yes, she's a girl—is scouted and signed by the Dodgers straight out of high school, and this is the story of her launch into life as ...more
Mel Cebulash grew up in Union City, NJ where he developed his athletic skills in schoolyard games. Rather than pursue a career in sports, he chose to write about them. Many of his published works, both fiction and non-fiction, reflect his life-long fascination with sports and his special interest in writing for young people.More about Mel Cebulash...