Ray and Me (Baseball Card Adventure Series)

Ray and Me (Baseball Card Adventure Series)

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by Dan Gutman
     
 

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The ball hit me. It sounded like a bomb going off in my head. Everything went dark. The last thing I remember was hearing somebody yell, "Call 911!"

When Stosh gets hit in the head with a baseball, he's lucky to survive. Then he learns about another player who wasn't so lucky—Ray Chapman, the only player in major league history to get hit by a ball and

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The ball hit me. It sounded like a bomb going off in my head. Everything went dark. The last thing I remember was hearing somebody yell, "Call 911!"

When Stosh gets hit in the head with a baseball, he's lucky to survive. Then he learns about another player who wasn't so lucky—Ray Chapman, the only player in major league history to get hit by a ball and die. If only they'd had batting helmets back then . . .

Get ready to go back in time as Stosh travels to 1920 to try to save Ray—and meets Babe Ruth, Tris Speaker, and even Harry Houdini. This baseball card adventure is a wild ride to a moment that changed baseball history forever!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Jennie DeGenaro
When boys and girls look for something interesting to read, they should consider reading Dan Gutman's book. It will entertain and inform them about baseball in the past. There is a mysterious component in which Stosh, the main character, has the ability to go back in time. While playing baseball, Stosh is hit in the head by a baseball. He is hospitalized and afterward loses interest in the game. His coach encourages him to continue to play, but Stosh hasn't decided whether or not to return to the team. Stosh uses his mysterious technique to go to New York with the intention of saving Ray Chapman's life from being hit by a baseball. He is unsuccessful in his desire to help Chapman and returns home. Doctor Wright, who treated Stosh when he was hit by a ball, asks to go with Stosh and try to save Chapman's life. Dr. Wright disguises himself and off they go to New York by Stosh's mysterious method. When they get to the hospital, Chapman is dying; however, the doctor in charge does not recognize Dr. Wright as the expert he is. The staff place Stosh and Dr. Wright in straitjackets and leave them in a sound-proof room with no method of escape. Young readers will find it interesting learning how Dr. Wright and Stosh solve this dilemma. Dan Gutman has written eight other "Baseball Card Adventures" as well as books about various sports that boys and girls will enjoy reading. Reviewer: Jennie DeGenaro

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061234811
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
02/24/2009
Series:
Baseball Card Adventure Series
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
724,934
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile:
590L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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