Goodbye, Mr. Spalding

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Product Details

Price
$18.95  $17.43
Publisher
Calkins Creek Books
Publish Date
Pages
272
Dimensions
5.8 X 1.2 X 8.3 inches | 0.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781684371785

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About the Author

Jennifer Robin Barr is the author of two how-to books for adults. Goodbye, Mr. Spalding is her debut middle-grade novel. She is drawn to writing about little-known nuggets of history. She lives in Wayne, Pennsylvania. Visit her at jenniferrobinbarr.com.

Reviews

β˜… "(I)nformative, entertaining, nostalgic, and...humorous. Background information and primary source photos about Athletics personnel, Shibe Park, the bleacher community, and the Spalding Baseball Company help readers to better understand the story. This novel works well as a read-aloud and would be a great addition to the history curriculum." School Library Connection, starred review

"This appealing historical middle-grade novel is perfect for fans of beloved baseball-centered novels like Linda Sue Park's Keeping Score. Barr knows her baseball history and brings rich detail to mid-1930s Philadelphia...sports fanatics will eat up the appended material. A sweet debut about friendship and the love of the game." -- Booklist

"Barr carefully constructs a well-paced adventure...completely accessible to modern readers. All the characters...are well-developed...(and) (q)uotes from the 1934 Sporting News...further illuminate the actual events. Life lessons, baseball, and good friends; it's all here." - Kirkus Reviews