The Super Sluggers: Rainmaker

The Super Sluggers: Rainmaker

by Kevin Markey
     
 

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It's the Rounders' last season together, and they want to go out with a bang.

Especially Slingshot Slocum, the team's star pitcher. So why has he just walked three batters in a row?

Slingshot's obsessed with mastering the forkball—a dangerous split-finger curveball that everyone knows should never be attempted by anyone under the age of seventeen. It

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Overview

It's the Rounders' last season together, and they want to go out with a bang.

Especially Slingshot Slocum, the team's star pitcher. So why has he just walked three batters in a row?

Slingshot's obsessed with mastering the forkball—a dangerous split-finger curveball that everyone knows should never be attempted by anyone under the age of seventeen. It could wreck his arm forever!

And he's not making it over the plate. Just like the torrential weather, Slingshot is all wet! The rain won't stop pouring down, and the Rounders' season is starting to feel like an airport during the holidays: nothing but delays and cancellations.

At least they have their team rafting trip to look forward to. Until a flash flood sends them careening straight into the middle of a real-life ghost tale.

Can the Rounders pull themselves out of peril—and their pitcher out of his funk—before their final showdown with archrivals the Haymakers? And will the weird weather let up or rain on their parade?

Looking for hilarity, high stakes, high jinks, extreme weather, and some spooky spelunking? Catch this action-packed baseball adventure!

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Editorial Reviews

Family Fun Magazine
Praise for SLUMPBUSTER:“New baseball series hits it out of the park.”
Tim Green
Praise for SLUMPBUSTER:“A fun-filled and hilarious read that young baseball enthusiasts are sure to love.”
ALA Booklist
Praise for WALL BALL:“Celebrates the joys of baseball.”
Washington Post
“The Super Sluggers books are always filled with humor, adventure and excitement.”
Children's Literature - Carrie Hane Hung
The Rambletown Rounders are trying to defend their title another year before they change to a new age bracket; however, Slingshot Slocrum's pitches are not going over the plate and he is walking the opposing team's batters. Slingshot keeps trying to make forkball throws which are difficult to master for even seventeen-year-olds. The Rounders may lose their chance to qualify for the playoffs and the championship game. Maybe the upcoming rafting trip down Big Fork River will provide the break they need along with the opportunity to check out the legend about hidden treasure around Devil's Furnace. The storm and turbulent river waters send the raft of boys into a cave somewhere in Devil's Furnace. The boys cannot get a signal on their cell phones and they have to search for a way out of the cave. This story is the fourth in Markey's "Super Sluggers" series. Readers will find a bit of action, laughs, and suspense in the story told from Walloper's perspective. Reviewer: Carrie Hane Hung

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061152283
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/20/2012
Series:
Super Sluggers Series
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
742,211
Product dimensions:
5.82(w) x 8.24(h) x 0.86(d)
Lexile:
660L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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