In the first of Jennifer Armstrong's Fourth of July series of historical chapter books, it's 1915 and everyone is wild about baseball--especially nine-year-old Patrick, an Irish kid living in the tough Hell's Kitchen section of New York City. Patrick and the other Irish neighborhood kids even have their own ballpark behind Gilhooley's Brewery. But one day a band of bullies show up and proceed to claim the field for themselves. Can Patrick's sneaky plan keep the bullies away for good? Now in paper, "this beginning chapter book features likable characters, a believable plot, and admirable attention to setting details"--Booklist.
About the Author
Armstrong is the author of over 50 books for children from kindergarten through high school. Best known for writing historical fiction, she has also been successful in creating picture books, easy readers, chapter books, young adult novels, as well as nonfiction.
Armstrong, who grew up outside of New York City, now lives in Saratoga Springs, New York.
Jennifer Armstrong is the winner of the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World. Many of her books have been designated as Notable Books by the American Library Association and the International Reading Association.
For more information on Jennifer Armstrong, visit her website at jennifer-armstrong.com, or read her blog at jennifer-armstrong.blogspot.com.
From the Hardcover Library Binding edition.