For Jake, there is only one thing he loves more than playing shortstop for his team, and that’s winning.
So when newcomer Adam joins the team, Jake is excited to see that this guy can do it all—pitch, hit, field! But as their team racks up win after win, Adam’s talents dominate every game and Jake can’t help but wonder: Do he or the other players even matter? Or will he learn that even the best players must rely on their teammates?
This action-packed story of teamwork and friendship was inspired by Babe Ruth and the 1927 Yankees, the group that many have called “The Greatest Team of All Time.”
“Bowen’s stories move along briskly with rapid-fire action sequences and end with surprising twists.” ―School Library Journal
“Perfect for reluctant readers, or those making the jump into chapter books…Young readers will devour these stories, along with their painless lessons, and still have time to join their friends for games.” ―SLJ Online, Curriculum Connections
AR Level: 3.8
F&P: GRL Q, Gr 4, Genre RF
Themes: Baseball, Cooperation, Rivalry
BISAC 1: JUV032010 JUVENILE FICTION / Sports & Recreation / Baseball
BISAC 2: JUV039060 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Friendship
BISAC 3: JUV039220 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Values & Virtues