Hit & Miss

Derek Jeter (Author) Paul Mantell (With)
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Description

The second middle grade book in the New York Times bestselling Jeter Publishing imprint, Hit & Miss is a baseball novel inspired by the youth of legendary sports icon and role model Derek Jeter.

"Just try to make solid contact, stay level and in control. Positive thoughts only, right?"

That's the advice Derek's father gives him about batting--and a lot more. It seems that Little League season is here. Throughout the long Michigan winter, Derek thought that Opening Day might never come. Now at last he can pursue his dream of one day playing shortstop for the New York Yankees.

As luck would have it, he's on the Red Sox this year, and they seem to have more talent than the Tigers, the team he was on when last season ended in disappointment. His best friend, Vijay, is with him again, and Derek gets the same number--13!--that his father wore in college. Now if the new kid with the chauffeur turns out to be a player, well, the Red Sox might just win it all.

But as Derek finds out, both baseball and life are hard. Before the season is over, he'll break out of a slump, bring his teammates closer together, learn a new sport, solve the mystery of why his sister Sharlee seems so quiet, and suffer the consequences for violating "The Contract" he had signed with his parents. Before he can move closer to his dream, there are many lessons to be learned.

Product Details

Price
$7.99  $7.35
Publisher
Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Publish Date
August 30, 2016
Pages
208
Dimensions
5.0 X 0.6 X 7.5 inches | 0.3 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781481423168

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About the Author

Derek Jeter is a fourteen-time All-Star and five-time World Series winner who has played for one team--the storied New York Yankees--for all twenty seasons of his major league career. His grace and class on and off the field have made him an icon and role model far beyond the world of baseball.

Paul Mantell is the author of more than 100 books for young readers, including books in the Hardy Boys and Matt Christopher series.

Reviews

Like his first foray into middle grade sports fiction, "The Contract "(S. & S., 2014), Jeter presents a fictionalized story based on his own childhood. Each title in the series is based on the principles of Jeter's Turn 2 Foundation. "Hit & Miss" revolves around the maxim "Think Before You Act." ...sharp baseball action keeps the plot moving. This series will have no trouble finding an appreciative audience.--School Library Journal "June 2015 "