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Great Balls of Fire (The Sluggers #3)
Where there's smoke...
The year is 1899 and the Travelin' Nine are barnstorming their way across the good ol' U. S. of A., trying to raise money to pay off the Payne family's big-league debt.
Pulling into Chicago, Griffith has a run-in with an enormous thug and is more convinced than ever that the nefarious robber baron called "The Chancellor" knows about their magic ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published April 14th 2009 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
(first published 2008)
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Maybe this book isn't as exciting as the tablesetters (yeah that's baseball jargon), that is, the two books that came before this one. And maybe having the very young Joe Tinker and Johnny Evers play in this game isn't as exciting as having the voluble Rube Waddell in the Louisville game in the previous book. But it's still a lot of fun and if you know anything about the Cubs (which the pro Chicago team will be known as in just a few short years after the time of this book) you will enjoy the su ...more
I love this series for 2nd and 3rd graders, but it can be enjoyed by all elementary. There is mystery, history, baseball, magic, and awesome illustrations. Each book takes place in a different city that played an important role in the beginnings of baseball. Kids love them.
I grew up in Lexington, Kentucky in the 1970’s. We had no artists of any kind in the family. We didn’t know any artists. I liked sports, especially baseball. My mother read to me a lot. But I have to admit, my favorite subject in school was gym class. I also liked to draw. My parents encouraged me to keep drawing.More about Loren Long...
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