Emily's Reviews > Mudville
Roy is a baseball fan. A serious one. And like most serious baseball fans, he likes statistics. That's why he'll tell you that the fact that it's been raining in his hometown of Moundville every day for the past 22 years is merely a matter of statistics. Baseball used to be important in Moundville, and every year there was a game against nearby rival town Sinister Bend. Because of the rain, though, most kids in Moundville don’t play baseball anymore. I was expecting this book to tie in with the poem somehow, but other than a brief reference early on, it doesn’t, not that it mattered. I enjoyed this book that at its heart is about family and baseball. Lots of references and little tidbits about real baseball players thrown in for serious fans, or kids who want to learn more. I liked it.
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