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Shoeless Joe and Black Betsy

Shoeless Joe and Black Betsy

by Phil Bildner Illustrated by C. F. Payne
Before Shoeless Joe Jackson can play in the minor leagues, he must find a way out of his hitting slump. He goes to see his friend Ol' Charlie Ferguson, a South Carolina bat smith, who not only makes him the perfect bat but also teaches him how to care for
Interest Level
Grades K - 2
Grade Level Equivalent
3.9
Lexile Measure
790L
DRA
34
Guided Reading
O
Publisher
Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing

About the Author and Illustrator

Phil Bildner
C. F. Payne Payne's illustrations appear regularly in The New York Times Book Review, The Atlantic Monthly, and Time magazine. He also has created five stamps for the U.S. Postal Service.

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