Saturday, February 13, 2010

Oliver's Game by Matt Tavares

Tavares, Matt Oliver's Game, 25 pgs. Candlewick Press 2004. $6.99. Language -G; Sexual Content - G; Violence - G. Oliver Hall loves baseball and visiting his grandfather's baseball store. One day his grandfather tells him a story about how he almost played for the Chicago Cubs baseball team. He was personally invited to try out by the manager, but then Pearl Harbor was bombed and he felt that he couldn't sit at home and play baseball when there was a war to fight. He was injured serving his country and this prevented him from playing baseball when he returned. He learned that the game of baseball is more than playing on the field, it is everyone who supports it. EL - ESSENTIAL. Anna Mattheus, Elementary Teacher.

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