Home of the Brave

Author: LOREN LONG
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471109623
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In Blastin’the Blues, still fearing they are being followed and even more worried they have a traitor in their midst, the team travels to New Orleans, where the magic of their ball and the music of the city create one memorable game. But like always, trouble is right around the corner and the hits keep on coming for the Payne family and all of the Travelin’Nine! In Home of the Brave, after the rousing success in New Orleans, Griffith, Ruby, and Graham are determined to beat the Chancellor at his own game and save their family as well as the game of baseball. Pulling into their hometown of Baltimore, the Paynes are reunited with a familiar face, and the Travelin’Nine are tested on the field once again. Can they win without the help of their baseball? Prepare for fireworks in this final inning to the grand slam series, Sluggers!

Home of the Brave

Author: Katherine Applegate
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
ISBN: 1466887834
Format: PDF, ePub
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Kek comes from Africa. In America he sees snow for the first time, and feels its sting. He's never walked on ice, and he falls. He wonders if the people in this new place will be like the winter – cold and unkind. In Africa, Kek lived with his mother, father, and brother. But only he and his mother have survived, and now she's missing. Kek is on his own. Slowly, he makes friends: a girl who is in foster care; an old woman who owns a rundown farm, and a cow whose name means "family" in Kek's native language. As Kek awaits word of his mother's fate, he weathers the tough Minnesota winter by finding warmth in his new friendships, strength in his memories, and belief in his new country. Bestselling author Katherine Applegate presents a beautifully wrought novel about an immigrant's journey from hardship to hope. Home of the Brave is a 2008 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Blastin the Blues

Author: Loren Long
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416918914
Format: PDF, Docs
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The Travelin' Nine are headed to St. Louis and New Orleans as they continue to raise money to pay off their big league debt!

Get Those Guys Reading Fiction and Series Books that Boys Will Love

Author: Kathleen A. Baxter
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 159884847X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Want to identify fiction books that boys in grades three through nine will find irresistible? This guide reveals dozens of worthwhile recommendations in categories ranging from adventure stories and sports novels to horror, humorous, and science fiction books.

Home of the Braves

Author: David Klass
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN: 1466810424
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What makes an average American high school suddenly become violent? As Joe Brickman heads into the fall of his senior year, he's looking forward to the soccer season, when he will captain the Lawndale team. And surely this will be the year when he and his neighbor Kristine stop teasing each other and begin dating. But scary, unpredictable things start happening at Lawndale High. It's hard to tell what touches off the storm. Is it the arrival of Antonio Silva, a.k.a. the Phenom, a Brazilian soccer star who transforms the Lawndale Braves into a contender, and in doing so clashes with football players? Is it the shake-up of the social order in the school, when the Phenom starts dating Kris, and soccer becomes the "in" sport? Is it the brutal humiliation of Joe's best friend, Ed "the Mouse" McBean, and is Ed planning on taking some dark revenge on the entire school? Perhaps it's all of these new twists, and something older. As violence and danger escalate and school officials clamp down with zero tolerance, Joe finds himself searching for the courage to break free from the forces that threaten to take him down with the home of the Braves. In his powerful and timely new novel, David Klass dramatizes the many ways in which past violence returns to haunt the present.

The Braves Encyclopedia

Author: Gary Caruso
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 9781566393843
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Presents a history of the Atlanta Braves baseball team, from its beginning in 1871 as the Boston Red Stockings and includes profiles of players, game highlights, history of ballparks, statistics, anecdotes, and memorabilia

Fouled Away

Author: Clifton Blue Parker
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786481392
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A hundred and ninety-one. Mention the number anywhere near a ballpark and before you can ask who or what, fans will almost certainly shape their lips with a single word: Wilson. They'll tell you Hack Wilson, a burly, bull-necked outfielder who roamed Wrigley Field in the 1920s and 1930s, was the man who drove in 191 runs in 1930--more than most players had hits. A few of them will know that in 1929, Wilson racked up 159 RBI and hit 39 home runs. Still fewer might be able to tell you that for the four seasons 1927-1930, the slugger hit no fewer than 30 home runs a season and drove home no fewer than 120. But you are unlikely to find more than a handful of fans who know how the Cub great's career came to an end. Or when. Or why. The heir apparent to Ruth's title of world-beater, Wilson was a star by his late 20s and a record setter by 30. But he was also an alcoholic who was as practiced at swinging his fists as he was his bat. By his early 30s his days as a full-time player were behind him, and by 48 he was dead; his son refused to claim the body. This biography examines the turbulent life and career of one of the most dominant short-stint powerhitters ever to pull on a uniform. From Wilson's early career as a steelworker, through his time as the beloved ballplayer and icon for the City of Big Shoulders to his days as a down-on-his-luck baseball washout and itinerant laborer, an unflinching look at this Hall of Famer is provided.

Best Books for Children

Author: John Thomas Gillespie
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Bowker-Greenwood
ISBN: 9780313320682
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Provides an annotated list of books for children arranged by subject, including literature, biography, the arts, history, geography, business, government, careers, and science.

B jn zem DELTORA Hora d su

Author: Emily Rodda
Publisher: Nakladatelství Fragment
ISBN: 8025311724
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Pátý kámen Kouzelného pásu Deltory nebude vůbec snadné získat. V temných hlubinách Hory děsu, která se tyčí na samotných hranicích se Zemí stínů, jej hlídá strašlivý vládce. Mezi obyvateli Hory jsou spojenci, ale i zákeřní nepřátelé. Podaří se našim hrdinům překonat všechny nástrahy? Pátý díl napínavé edice Bájná země DELTORA.