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Playing the Baseball Card [NOOK Book]

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You are almost 14 years old. Your mother died six years ago, and you help look after your younger brother while you father works.

Your father is a pitcher for a minor league baseball team, and he is trying to make it into the major leagues. Just when it seems that things are looking better, tragedy strikes again. Now, it’s all up to you. You have your own dreams, and you desperately care about your small family. Will you be able to make it ...

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Playing the Baseball Card

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Overview

You are almost 14 years old. Your mother died six years ago, and you help look after your younger brother while you father works.

Your father is a pitcher for a minor league baseball team, and he is trying to make it into the major leagues. Just when it seems that things are looking better, tragedy strikes again. Now, it’s all up to you. You have your own dreams, and you desperately care about your small family. Will you be able to make it work? Just how much is a young teenage kid capable of doing, anyway?

PLAYING THE BASEBALL CARD is the story of Devin Robinson, the kid who dreams of pitching for the San Francisco Giants. Find out how Devin and his younger brother, Jordan, made it though their early years, and how Devin tries to make his mark in a world of adults. Find out how Devin's fierce determination to protect his remaining little family of two leads to adventure and achievement that he never thought possible. Find out how Devin plays the Baseball Card.

This is a story for baseball fans and anyone else who wants to read about personal courage and determination. This book has been reviewed at a major online retailer as “Very Inspiring” and “A Great Book.”

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000802069
  • Publisher: Wilson James
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 735,416
  • File size: 189 KB

Meet the Author

Wilson James was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest and currently lives on the coast in northern California. He has worked in, on, and around the water, and loves to travel. He claims to be a sailor in addition to identifying himself as an author of adult and young adult fiction.

The stories of Wilson James mostly target Young Adults, and describe adventures about family, loyalty, honor, tenacity and courage with various backdrops including sailing, aquatics, downhill skiing, international competition, and success at young ages, set in Europe and North America.

As Wilson says, his books are about empowering youth. “If my stories help young people, by giving examples of kids persevering in difficult situations, then I will be very satisfied. If my stories help young people overcome their own challenges, and perhaps find some inspiration, then I will be happy. If my stories help young people find the tenacity and courage to succeed in their own lives, then I will be very pleased. If my stories help achieve some better understanding among friends and families, then I will consider myself fulfilled.”

Wilson describes the ultimate reward for writing. “If even one young person finds some example in one of my books that he or she can use in their own life, then I will consider that every moment I spent writing those books was the best possible way to spend that time.”

His YA fiction book A FAMILY LEGACY: THE WATSON WORKS made it into the second round of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. Another of his titles, PLAYING THE BASEBALL CARD, has been reviewed as a "Great Book" and "Very Inspiring" and "In my 53 years of living this may be one of the most emotional books I personally have read", and for more than a year maintained an overall sales rank well into the top 1% at Barnes and Noble as the top fiction 'Baseball' book.

He has a number of titles available in print and as multi-format eBooks at Smashwords and other major eBook retailers. One of his books, SONS and BROTHERS in SEATTLE, made it to the top of the Best Sellers list for Adult Drama fiction. He is also proud to say that two of his titles have made it to the top of the YA Best Seller lists at Smashwords. One of those titles, ROBERT's RIDE, made it to #1 only 6 weeks after being published. The other top title, SONS and BROTHERS in SEATTLE, sat in the #1 spot for two weeks before being pushed back into the number two spot by ROBERT’S RIDE.

To contact Wilson directly, email wil.james (at) live.com

For details of all his titles, including where to find his books, and occasional promotional e-coupons for his eBooks, and information on works in progress, visit his blog, at http://wilsonjamesauthor.blogspot.com/

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Posted December 27, 2010

    GREAT BOOK

    This book was very inspiring it tells you that you can do anything you want even if you are just a kid. I really like thid book :)

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2012

    Good

    This book is not believeable that two kids live alone with no adult and one gets asked to be on a major league team but other than that it is good

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2012

    Cool

    Loved it. There are a few minor editing issues, but overall a great book

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2012

    Characters too young

    Around 200 pages. Just wish the characters were old enough to be a tiny bit believable. Ignore that and it's an ok read, especially for free. **

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 27, 2011

    Amazing

    Ioved it. You will not regret getting this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2014

    This was a pretty good book

    I love that Devon makes his dream of pitching for the San Fransisco Giants. This was a great book. I would recomend this book to people who like baseball and the San Fransisco Giants.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2013

    Seems like a good book

    Never read it before

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2012

    Greatness

    This book may not be plausible, but it is well written and paced. It baffled me at times, but the rest of the time ot was easy to comprehend. Loved It!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2012

    Awesome

    Honestly it was a really touching and great book, wish there was more to read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2012

    Col rockies

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2012

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2012

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    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2012

    Beast mode

    Beast mode

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2012

    Nook

    Good book so far

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2012

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    0 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 27, 2011

    Far fetched

    This book was extreme fairy tale. From the idea of a 13 year old being asked to join a major league team ( in the middle of a playoff game no less ) to the idea that 2 kids could pull the wool over the eyes of many adults and live on their own. Through out the book I expected to reach a point in the story where Devin wakes from out of a dream, never did though. The typos also made it difficult to understand what ever point the character was making. I guess I got what I paid for..... the book was free.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 24, 2011

    Great

    This book is si good and i didnt even finish it yet!!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 5, 2011

    Nice story ---an easy read--- uplifting, feel good story

    I am not a baseball fan. However, you don't have to be to like a good feel good story. Two brothers who will stay together through everything . You admire their courage . A nice wholesome , feel good story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2013

    Love it

    This is my favorite book i have read. I wish he would make this a series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2011

    Wouldn't recommend it

    Although this wasn't the worst book I ever read, definitely wasn't one of my favorites either. The overall idea of the story was good, but many the characters and events of the book are very unbelievable or not likely to happen it real life, and that ruined it for me.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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