Haunting at Home Plate

Haunting at Home Plate

by David Patneaude
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Overview

Haunting at Home Plate by David Patneaude

With only a few games left in the regular season, Nelson just wants to play baseball and maybe, one day, realize his dream of pitching. Then his manager is suspended and two players leave the team. On top of that, it seems that the park where the team practices may be haunted. Nelson convinces his cousin Mike (short for Michelle) to manage his team so the boys can stay together. It’s Mike who tells them the story of Andy Kirk, a boy who long ago fell from a cedar tree to his death while watching his older brother play ball. When messages to the team begin to appear in the dirt near home plate and are signed AK, the team must decide what to make of them. Is the ghost of Andy Kirk trying to tell them something? And should the team do what the messages suggest?    

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781480466500
Publisher: Whitman, Albert & Company
Publication date: 01/14/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
File size: 290 KB
Age Range: 9 - 13 Years

About the Author

When David Patneaude was a youngster, his favorite story was Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island, a tale of adventure, suspense, mystery, and best of all, buried treasure. David never found pirate plunder of his own, but now he digs for a different kind of hidden loot—story ideas. David lives in Woodinville, Washington, with his wife, a junior-high-school librarian. They have three grown children and two grandsons.   
 When David Patneaude was a youngster, his favorite story was Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island, a tale of adventure, suspense, mystery, and best of all, buried treasure. David never found pirate plunder of his own, but now he digs for a different kind of hidden loot—story ideas. David lives in Woodinville, Washington, with his wife, a junior-high-school librarian. They have three grown children and two grandsons.  

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Haunting at Home Plate 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
purple-kitty More than 1 year ago
My book that I’m reviewing is Haunting at Home Plate by David Patneaude. It’s a pretty good book because he did a very good job at explaining things throughout the story. David is a pretty good writer, in my opinion. I thought this book was really fun to read. This story is about a boy named Nelson, who played baseball. In the middle of the season, his coach got kicked out of the league. So Nelson decided to ask his cousin Mike to coach, she said yes. During their practices, they would find mysterious messages in the dirt. In that same field, a while ago a boy named Andy Kirk died from falling out of a tree when his brother hit the winning run. Later on, their team won the championship those messages really helped the team out. Kids ages 9 to 13 that like baseball and mysterious stories would love to read Haunting at Home Plate. It is easy to understand and some parts are very mysterious. Overall, I think most kids would love to read this book. My favorite part in the story is when they started finding messages in the dirt. I think the author really tried to make the readers think when he wrote the messages. My favorite message is the one that says “Second chances are as rare as rainbows”. It really made me think about it for a while and it probably made a lot of other readers think about it too. Overall, the book was very well written. The author had good word usage and did well at explaining. I would recommend this book to kids that really like baseball.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What happens in my book is a bunch of kids think that a baseball field is haunted. The next day the kids were playing baseball but one kid hit a ball over the school roof which he could not do. So the kids thought that something like a ghost carried it over the school. Then the kids thought that they should go to the fields at night and see if the field was haunted. Then they tried to get out but got caught by their own parents trying to sneak out. So at school that they tried to find another way to get out and check it out. That is what happens for most of the book. I liked thi8s book a lot and it was pretty exciting. I thought it was exciting because it was exciting because it was a ghost/mystery. I like how it is a ghost story because it makes it seem like it is real. Also I liked how it is a mystery because it makes it suspenseful and dragging on. But their were some parts that I didn¿t like in the story. One was it would make it sound exciting and suspenseful then go on to the next chapter and say something totally different like ¿the next day.¿ That is my opinion on the my book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was awesome and entertaining.It took place in Washington in the past. It was about a boy named Nelson Lamp and his baseball team.The players on his team are Emmett, Gannon, Chas(his name has no"E" at the end),Grady, Woody, Hugh, Kevin, and Sid.They are not a good team at all. Then, one day, their manager,Mr.Conger got ejected from the game. That led to the main point in the story. Nelson elected his cousin,Mike, to be manager.Mike told them a story at practice. She said that a boy named Andy Kirk died trying to watch a game at the stadium they practice at.Ever since Mike told the story, there has been mysterious messages in the dirt and it seemed to be helpful and motivated the team. The messages were all about how to beat teams in the playoffs.They said to move people to different positions.They ended up winning the finals.Nelson tried to find out who wrote the messages,but never found out.The team thinks it was the ghost of Andy Kirk,but not positive.I think the theme of this book is to believe in yourself and anybody can help you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In this book a boy named Nelson really loves baseball. He wants to see his team make the playoff, but when the manager is fired the league won't let the team play. So Nelson goes to his cousin Mike and ask him to manage. They got to practice and there is a message at home plate. Everyone starts to think that people are playing jokes on the team. But as the kids looked into it they started to believe it was real. The team started to play better and better. They take the advice of the messages and make it to the playoffs. Over all I thought this was a good book. After every chapter I just wanted to read more and more because it was so interesting. I was always left think of what was going to happen next.
Guest More than 1 year ago
You have to get this book. About 6 pages into it, I couldn't stop reading! After I finished it, I couldn't stop thinking about it for 3 days! The best book I've ever read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is beyond wonderful. It is written in a way that you feel like your in the book. I found this book helpful for me because after my dad died, (he loved baseball) I felt I should not play baseball. After reading this it got me to feel like he was still there helping me in a different way. THIS BOOK IS THE BEST FOR BASEBALL FANS!!!