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Haunting at Home Plate

3.59  ·  Rating Details ·  82 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
With only a few games left in the regular season, Nelson just wants to play baseball and maybe realize his dream of pitching. His cousin Mike tells him the story of a boy who fell from a tree to his death while watching his brother play ball. When messages to the team begin to appear in the dirt near home plate, the team must decide what to make of them.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published January 1st 2000 by Albert Whitman & Company
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Joey Oborne
Mar 09, 2017 Joey Oborne rated it liked it
This book was good it had a mystery and it was a great baseball book!
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Oct 05, 2015 Connor V rated it really liked it
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This book was a mysterious story that gave me chills. The book was great because it involved a mystery and sports.
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Jan 12, 2017 Austen Stensrud rated it really liked it
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I chose this book for a lot of reasons, but there are too many and it would be boring to tell them all. I’m an athlete and do like reading that much so when it comes to sports books I will read them. When I picked this book I thought it was going to be more different like having something scare the kids. But it did meet my thoughts of being about baseball and how a baseball team should come together as a team and not play just as one. So by telling you this I really enjoyed the book
Aug 06, 2011 Caitlin rated it really liked it
Haunting at Home Plate was a quick and enjoyable middle grade read. The story follows the main character Nelson's baseball team as they vie for a local Little League playoff spot. But when their loudmouthed manager is suspended and two of their star players quit, things don't look good for the Dodgers. And things take a ghostly turn when it appears that the park where Nelson's team practices may be haunted by the ghost of a long-dead young baseball fan!

Even for a lukewarm baseball fan like me, I
Haunting at Home Plate is a good book for middle to upper elementary students to read. It's thrilling and keeps the attention of students by being something familiar and interesting. Also great for some middle to upper elementary boys who may feel that don't have a lot of books geared towards their likes at the age.
Dayna Smith
Jun 02, 2012 Dayna Smith rated it liked it
A group of young baseball players struggle to pull their team together and win a championship after their manager and two of their best players leave the team. Are they being helped by the ghost of a dead boy who loved baseball?
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Mar 18, 2011 Meghan J rated it it was amazing
i could read this book a million times in one day it is just that good
Oct 15, 2010 Gracie rated it liked it
This book was awesome!!!
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Feb 24, 2013 Ian Rhines rated it really liked it
Is kind of scary but is a good book.
Dec 14, 2011 Brandon rated it it was amazing
Read in third and forth grade, honestly one of my favorite books! I love baseball as well!
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David Patneaude began writing seriously (more or less) in the 1980s. His first novel, SOMEONE WAS WATCHING, was published in 1993. His books have been named to dozens of state young readers' lists and honored by the New York Public Library, the Society of School Librarians International, the Winnetka (Illinois) Public Library's "One Book, Two Villages" program, and the Washington State Public Libr ...more
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