20,000 Baseball Cards Under the Sea (Step into Reading Book Series: A Step 4 Book)

20,000 Baseball Cards Under the Sea (Step into Reading Book Series: A Step 4 Book)

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by Jon Buller
     
 

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Roger's eccentric, junk-collecting friend Kenneth takes him on an awesome undersea ride in a homemade submarine. Their visit to a subaqueous cavern turns up a wonderful surprise: a cache of supervaluable baseball cards!

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Roger's eccentric, junk-collecting friend Kenneth takes him on an awesome undersea ride in a homemade submarine. Their visit to a subaqueous cavern turns up a wonderful surprise: a cache of supervaluable baseball cards!

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"A brash break from much easy-reading fare."—Bulletin, Center for Children's Books.
School Library Journal
Gr 2-3-- Roger's elderly friend, Kenneth, who is a collector and a recycler, is upset about having his taxes raised. He takes the boy for an amazing ride in his homemade submarine to his undersea storage shed where Roger finds a trunkful of valuable baseball cards worth enough money to buy a Corvette and pay the taxes. Roger keeps his favorite card concluding that, ``Some things are worth more than money.'' It is doubtful that young readers will relate to themes of escalating taxes and selling baseball cards to buy a car that Roger cannot drive. On the other hand, the colorful cartoon illustrations are appealing and contribute greatly to the mundane text. The vocabulary and sentence structure are age appropriate. Marzollo's Soccer Sam or Donnelly's The Titanic: Lost & Found (both Random, 1987) are far more entertaining than this selection. --Blair Christolon, Prince William Library, Manassas, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679815693
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
08/28/1991
Series:
Step into Reading Book Series: A Step 4 Book
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
331,315
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.19(d)
Lexile:
330L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

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20,000 Baseball Cards Under the Sea: (Step into Reading Books Series: A Step 4 Book) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It has a cool submarine and tells a good story about sharing.