Goodbye, Mr. Spalding

Goodbye, Mr. Spalding

by Jennifer Robin Barr

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Overview

Goodbye, Mr. Spalding by Jennifer Robin Barr

Set in Philadelphia during the Great Depression, this middle-grade historical novel tells the story of a twelve-year-old boy and his best friend as they attempt to stop a wall from being built at Shibe Park, home of the Philadelphia Athletics, that would block the view of the baseball field from their rooftops.

In 1930s Philadelphia, twelve-year-old Jimmy Frank and his best friend Lola live across the street from Shibe Park, home of the Philadelphia Athletics baseball team. Their families and others on the street make extra money by selling tickets to bleachers on their flat rooftops, which have a perfect view of the field. However, falling ticket sales at the park prompt the manager and park owner to decide to build a wall that will block the view. Jimmy and Lola come up with a variety of ways to prevent the wall from being built, knowing that not only will they miss the view, but their families will be impacted from the loss of income. As Jimmy becomes more and more desperate to save their view, his dubious plans create a rift between him and Lola, and he must work to repair their friendship.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781684371785
Publisher: Highlights
Publication date: 03/26/2019
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 422,653
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Jennifer Robin Barr is the author of two how-to books for adults. Goodbye, Mr. Spalding is her debut middle-grade novel. She lives in Wayne, Pennsylvania. Visit her at jenniferrobinbarr.com.