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The Home Run Kid Races On
A Matt Christopher Sports Book

by Matt Christopher


Fourth in the series about home run slugger Sylvester Coddmyer the Third, The Home Run Kid Races On is a baseball story with a mystery. For three seasons, Syl has been coached by men who look exactly like baseball legends Babe Ruth, Eddie Cicotte, and Mickey Mantle. Snooky Malone is pretty sure that they are really those sports greats coming back from "beyond."  Syl is not so sure, but who is this new guy in a uniform from the past?  No matter how they try, Duane and Snooky never manage to actually see these guys who coach Slylvester.  Then Syl begins to suspect that one of his secret coaches is also helping a guy on the rival's team. Syl is could Mr. Baruth do that?

Mr. Teacy is hard to please as he shows Syl that home runs aren't always the answer. Sometimes bunting, and just helping your teammates get runs works too, and Syl works hard to perfect those skills.

Matt Christopher Sports stories can always be counted on for spellbinding stories with fast action, compelling characters, and just the right amount of humor. The Home Run Kid Races On would be a great addition to your reluctant reader's library.

The Book

Little, Brown / an imprint of Hachette Book Group
April 1, 2010
Trade Paperback
0316044814 / 978-0316044813
Fiction / Tweeners
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The Reviewer

Beverly J. Rowe
Reviewed 2010
NOTE: Reviewer Beverly J. Rowe is's "Babes to Teens" columnist, covering topics related to reading ideas for the youth in the family.
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