Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Mudville by Kurtis Scaletta

Scaletta, Kurtis Mudville, 264 p. Knopf (Random House), 2009. Moundville ahs been known as Mudville for longer than Roy, 12, has been alive. Why? Because the rain has not stop since the dramatic postponement of the big baseball game 22 years ago. Then one day, soon after Roy acquires a foster brother, the rain stops – and no one is sure what to do. Except the kids, who know that it is time to resurrect the old ball field and start up their own game. This book would be much better without the last two pages – I just don’t understand the need. EL – OPTIONAL.

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