Lucky

By Tooke, Wes

Publishers Summary:
Louis May doesn't like his new home in White Plains, New York. He doesn't get along with his new stepbrother, who is the best athlete in the neighborhood; he misses his mother, who lives among poets and artists in the East Village; and he just doesn't fit in at his new school. But one thing hasn't changed: Louis still loves the game of baseball and, more than anything, the New York Yankees. So when he gets a chance to be a batboy for the team, to be in the dugout with Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris, he thinks that life can't get any better. But then Mickey and Roger make that summer of 1961 one of the biggest anyone has ever seen, and Louis gets a front-row seat to their record-setting home-run race. Louis's worst summer ever becomes his best summer ever, and he finds himself learning about much more than just baseball from the two greatest players in the game.

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978-1-41698-663-8
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School Library Journal

Reviewed on February 1, 2010

Gr 5-8 Louis enjoys gathering and memorizing the statistics of his favorite baseball players, but he is embarrassed that he doesn't play stickball very well. During the summer of 1961, he is invited to become a batboy for his favorite team, the New York Yankees, much to the chagrin of his envious stepbrother. Tooke adds humor to the plot with good-natured hazing when Louis is sent ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on October 1, 2010

Tooke's premise is irresistible, if implausible: a nerdy, unhappy, baseball-crazy boy is able, by fluke, to serve as a Yanke...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on February 23, 2010

- A well-constructed plot. - The wish-fulfillment aspect of the story will appeal to baseball fans. Kids who aren't familiar with Mantle and Maris will quickly get up to speed. The details from inside t...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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