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Description - King of the Mound by Wes Tooke

Baseball legend Satchel Paige changes a boy's life in this coming-of-age tale from the author of "Lucky." When Nick is released from the hospital after suffering from polio, he is sure that his father will never look at him in the same way again. Once the best pitcher in youth league, Nick now walks with a limp and is dependent on a heavy leg brace. He isn't sure he will ever return to the mound, never mind be the star he once was. When Nick starts working for Mr. Churchill, the owner of the semiprofessional team Nick's dad plays for, he meets Satchel Paige, arguably the best pitcher in the world. Not allowed in the major leagues because of his skin color, Satchel teaches Nick that some things can be overcome with hard work and dedication, and that just because you're down, you are most certainly not out. As Satchel and his unique teammates barnstorm toward a national baseball tournament, Nick wonders if he can really overcome what seems like the impossible and pitch again.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781627656078
ISBN-10: 1627656073
Format: Hardback
(190mm x 122mm x 18mm)
Pages: 155
Imprint: Perfection Learning
Publisher: Perfection Learning
Publish Date: 19-Feb-2013
Country of Publication: United States

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King of the Mound by Wes Tooke
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