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Zachary's Ball

Zachary's Ball

by Matt Tavares

When Zachary's father catches a foul ball at Fenway Park and gives it to him, something really amazing happens — suddenly, Zachary finds himself on the pitcher's mound, wearing a Red Sox uniform! As long as Zachary has the ball, all of his baseball fantasies seem to come true. But can he hold on to its magic?

With simple text and striking black-and-white pencil drawings, Matt Tavares brings to life the fantasy of every baseball fan and evokes the spirit of a beloved pastime.

"Close-up images of Zachary convincingly convey the boy's elation in his moments of ball-playing triumph — a feeling with which young baseball fans will surely identify." — Publisher's Weekly

Ages
8, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 5
Grade Level Equivalent
3.6
DRA
30
Guided Reading
N
Publisher
Candlewick Press (MA)
Number of Pages
32
Genre
Fantasy, Science Fiction and Fantasy

About the Author

Matt Tavares

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