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Summary: Jordan (10) loves baseball and everything about the game. When a flying bat breaks his nose, Jordan approach to the game changes. Now he's afraid to play ball. When he gets to summer baseball camp, he meets Luca, a fellow baseball fan from Italy who has been thrown a curve of his own: hearing loss. Life at camp isn't all baseball, and there are plenty of pranks and surprises. This chapter book blends a fictional story with a lot of baseball history.
Type of Reading: family reading, independent reading, read aloud book
Recommended Age: read together: 6 to 12; read yourself: 9 to 12
Interest Level: 8 to 10
Reading Level: 5.8
Young Reader Reaction: Review pending.
Adult Reader Reaction: Baseball fans and sports campers will enjoy this sweet story of friendship and perseverance. As a Baltimore Orioles fan growing up, I particularly enjoyed all the historical references.
Pros: Rally Caps will take you around the horn in this story about two youth baseball players whose friendship helps them overcome personal challenges.
Borrow or Buy: Borrow, at least. Baseball lovers young and old will enjoy this story and it would make a nice gift.