Wall Ball (Hardcover)

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Springtime in Rambletown means one thing--another season of Rounders baseball

Old Man Winter has delivered more snow than the post office has delivered mail The only way the Rounders are getting to first base is with a snow shovel. As the team tries to warm up for the upcoming season, they welcome a new center fielder: Orlando Ramirez. He's fast as a cheetah and catches everything.

Only one problem: those great catches end with him smashing into the outfield wall like a crash-test dummy. With the season opener against the hated Haymakers approaching, Orlando and the Rounders will need a miracle--or a really big shovel--to put the brakes on Orlando's collision course with the wall and this never-ending cold spell.

Praise For…

Rave reviews for Slumpbuster: “The comically deadpan reactions of slump observers, the tautly drawn action scenes, and the snappy pacing of the short chapters are nicely pitched to readers just hitting their stride with full-length novels.”
-Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

Rave reviews for Slumpbuster:“Markey’s deadpan delivery renders his tall-tale names and broad, punning prose quite comical, and the Walloper’s triumphant out-of-the-park home run is the stuff of minor legend.”
-Kirkus Reviews

Rave reviews for Slumpbuster: “A lively . . . read [for] fans of Matt Christopher’s sports stories, or readers who simply appreciate play-by-play action.”
-School Library Journal

Rave reviews for Wall Ball:“Chuckle-inducing. Over-the-top hilarity.”
-Kirkus Reviews

Rave reviews for Slumpbuster:“I give this book 4 out of 5 smiles.”—Michael Roberts, Kidsday Reporter, Age 9

Rave reviews for Wall Ball:“Celebrates the joys of baseball.”
-ALA Booklist

Rave reviews for Slumpbuster: “Straightforward, sunny.”
-ALA Booklist

Rave reviews for Slumpbuster:“New baseball series hits it out of the park.”
-Family Fun Magazine

Product Details
ISBN: 9780061152214
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: April 1st, 2010
Pages: 192

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