Annotations for Jinxed!


Baker & Taylor
Chad is thrilled to be a batboy for the Pine City Porcupines, even though the team is not doing well, his fellow batboy is less than thrilled about the job, and his favorite player seems to be jinxed.

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Baker & Taylor
The author of several acclaimed middle school novels, including Mudville, joins forces with the creator of the popular Frankie Pickle illustrated chapter book series to offer a new baseball-themed sports series featuring Chad and his adventures with the Pine City Porcupines. Simultaneous.

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Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
It's Chad's first spring as a batboy, and the Pine City Porcupines are hot--until they come up against the league-leading Heron Lake Humdingers. Now Chad's got a whole lineup of problems: his favorite player, shortstop Mike Stammer, thinks he's jinxed; Dylan, the other batboy, doesn't even like baseball; there's a goofy new porcupine mascot on the field; plus, Chad has to fill in as batboy for the Herons. It's a good thing there's something in the cards--his baseball cards, that is--that can help Chad sort it all out.

Praise for A Topps League Story: Jinxed
"This book will be an obvious choice for sports enthusiasts, as well as middle grade readers and struggling boy readers. Refreshingly, though, Scaletta has created a baseball enthusiast protagonist who has characteristics that all readers can relate to."
--Library Media Connection



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