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
- 8, 9, 10
- Interest Level
- Grades 3 - 5
- Grade Level Equivalent
- Guided Reading
- Candlewick Press (MA)
- Number of Pages
- Fantasy, Science Fiction and Fantasy