The fenway foul up book summary

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The Fenway Foul-Up (Ballpark Mysteries, #1) by David A. Kelly

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The Fenway Foul Up

Ballpark Mysteries #1: The Fenway Foul-up

The Fenway Foul-Up ; illus. Random House, Stepping Stone Books Library ed. Kate reaps a major benefit from her mother's job as sports reporter—an all-access pass that allows her and cousin Mike to roam the ballpark while Mom's in the press box. The Red Sox batting behemoth, Big D, loses his lucky bat shortly after batting practice, but fortunately for him, Kate and Mike are on the case, following a trail of sunflower-seed hulls, a shady grandpa with a suspicious poster tube, and a photographer with a tripod case that's just a little too convenient for stashing a purloined bat. As Big D struggles to stay afloat in the matchup with the Oakland A's, the kids race to restore the bat and save the game. While this debut of the Ballpark Mysteries series is unlikely to make the playoffs for literary awards, it should score with the series chapter-book gang, particularly kids who enjoy the blend of fiction and information that keeps the Magic Tree House thriving.

Thank you! A new series for emerging chapter-book readers combines the allure of baseball parks with the challenge of solving a mystery. Mike and Kate have tickets to a Red Sox game and an all-access pass to the park, courtesy of Kate's mom, a sportswriter. The pass comes in handy when it's reported that star player Big D's lucky bat has been stolen, as it allows them to help find the thief. Historical details about Fenway Park, including the secret code found on the manual scoreboard, a look at Wally the mascot and a peek into the gift shop, will keep the young baseball fan reading, even when the actual mystery of the missing bat falls a little flat. Writing mysteries for very young readers is a challenge—the puzzle has to be easy enough to solve while sustaining readers' interest. This slight adventure is more baseball-park travel pamphlet than mystery, a vehicle for providing interesting details about one of the hallowed halls of baseball.

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Look Inside. Jun 12, 72 Minutes years Buy. Feb 22, ISBN years. Jun 12, 72 Minutes years. Now leading off the line-up—book 1 in a brand-new early chapter book mystery series where each book is set in a different American ballpark!

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