The Prince of Fenway Park
It's been eighty-six years since the Red Sox won a World Series. Eighty-six years cursed.
Twelve-year-old Oscar Egg be-lieves he is cursed, just like the Red Sox. His real parents didn't want him, and now his adopted mom has dumped him off to live with his strange, sickly dad.
But there's something Oscar doesn't know. The Boston Red Sox really are cursed, and not just be...more
I have been a fan of the author's work since The Anybodies first introduced me to her unusual blend of humor and emotion that fills her books for young adult/juvenile readers. Reading this book I found that same mixture but with a sharper theme and a more fleshed-out main character.
This was clearly written by an author who loves baseball, the stories of legends, but also wanted to educate and make people think about the undercurrent of r ...more
An example of J ...more
If you like fantasy, or Boston Red Sox. You'll love this book., June 2, 2009
By teachantoun (York, PA) - See all my reviews
Mrs. Antoun's Fifth Grade Class
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In The Prince Of Fenway Park the main character , Oscar, dwells with his single-mother. He is bullied because he's adopted by two white people and he is bi-racial (he was born from a white and African American family). His dad and him are Boston fans even though Oscar's mom is going to visit her boyfriend "The King ...more
In the underground, the gate keepers, one nice and the other ...more
Usually I like books that take you somewhere normal and you enter a fantastical universe. Books like The Chronicles of Narnia or Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman are good examples of this working. This book did not work in that way.
For starters, Fenway Park is cool enough that you don't have to make up a crazy underground fairy land full of magic ...more
Still, the Dodgers have nothing on the Boston Red Sox, which as everyone knows suffered a curse that began in 1919 when they sold off Babe Ruth and didn’t end until the 2004 World Series. And how did they shake off that losing streak? Readers of The Prince of Fenway Park will thank one Oscar ...more
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