The Dog That Pitched a No-Hitter

The Dog That Pitched a No-Hitter

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by Matt Christopher, Johnny Heller
     
 

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Mike's telepathic dog Harry is able to send him secret signals about the opposing players on the baseball field, but Mike's weak pitching arm requires them to find another plan to save the game. See more details below

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Mike's telepathic dog Harry is able to send him secret signals about the opposing players on the baseball field, but Mike's weak pitching arm requires them to find another plan to save the game.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In this addition to Christopher's The Dog That . . . series, young Mike is scheduled to pitch against the toughest team in the league, but he's pitching wild. Mike once again calls on his dog Harry, who happens to be gifted with ESP. Harry can telepathically communicate information on each batter's weaknesses and strengths to his master. This works early on, but by the game's important climax, Mike has gained confidence and is guided by his own instincts. He pitches a no-hitter. Although this is a sports fantasy directed at the early chapter-book audience, it strains credulity and is so predictable and preachy that all but the most diligent fans of the series will lose interest early on. Ages 6-8. (April)
School Library Journal
Gr 2-4Mike and his telepathic dog, Harry, return for their third adventure following The Dog That Stole Football Plays (1980) and The Dog That Called the Signals (1982, both Little). Mike, the less-than-stellar pitcher for the Grand Avenue Giants, gets special help from Harry, who can spot each batter's weakness and advise Mike on the best pitches to throw. Unfortunately, Mike's arm isn't always up to Harry's coaching, and when the Giants face the Peach Street Mudders, Harry decides a new tactic is in order. Enlivened by plentiful pen-and-ink sketches, this is basically just one incident which has been stretched into a short book, and therefore there is very little plot to de velop. There is, however, plenty of hu mor, and Christopher's fans will greet his latest offering with enthusiasm. Kathleen Brachmann, Highland Park Public Library, Ill.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780788707421
Publisher:
Recorded Books, LLC
Publication date:
01/07/2002
Series:
Mike and Harry Series
Edition description:
Unabridged, 1 cassettes, 15 minutes
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

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