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A HALL Lot of Trouble at Cooperstown

A HALL Lot of Trouble at Cooperstown

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by David Aretha

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School Library Journal
Gr 3–5—Three 11-year-old boys, aka "the "Baseball Geeks," are the focus of this contemporary, baseball-themed series. They live in homes with varying levels of dysfunction, yet bond over their love of the game. When one of the boys is given a "priceless" baseball that his father boasts was switched with a fake, they have the task of returning the it to the Baseball Hall of Fame. They put together a plan that will take them from small-town Ohio all the way to Cooperstown, New York. While the baseball angle is a welcome touch, sadly, this slight story is filled with many unbelievable situations. The characters are one-dimensional; every adult is simple-minded and easily outwitted. The boys' cheat, lie, and steal to accomplish their mission. Readers will be better suited with realistic baseball stories such as Kathryn Fitzmaurice's Diamond in the Desert (Viking, 2012) or David A. Kelly's baseball/detective series, "The Ballpark Mysteries" (Random).—Sada Mozer, Los Angeles Public Library

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Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
The Baseball Geeks Adventures
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.40(d)
620L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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A HALL Lot of Trouble at Cooperstown 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Scribblescrat More than 1 year ago
     My son and I just finished reading "A Hall Lot of Trouble" the other evening. We thoroughly enjoyed this book and the characters created by David Aretha. Kevin, Omar and Joe are not only clever and funny but all their little phrases and dialogue often reminded me of my son's own friends. I might add that my son, who is eight and not an enthusiastic reader, picked this book for a school reading assignment. I encouraged him to sit down with me and read the book (at least at first) together. Not only did he order me to "keep reading" after the first two chapters but he eventually took the book to bed with him and tried to sneak in a chapter or two on his own even though it was past his bedtime. I ended up reading it on my own simply because I also found it interesting. There is a great bond and friendship between the kids in this. It is purely funny and enjoyable to read through the chapters of this clever story. I especially loved the part when the Geeks spent the night in the Hall of Fame. That would have been an absolute dream of mine even to this day. Any kid who likes baseball will love the book!