The Aurora County All-Stars

by Deborah Wiles

On Sale: 02/01/2009

The Aurora County All-Stars

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The Aurora County All-Stars

by Deborah Wiles

On Sale: 02/01/2009

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Twelve-year-old House Jackson—star pitcher and team captain of the Aurora County All-Stars—has been sidelined for a whole sorry year with a broken elbow. He's finally ready to play, but wouldn't you know that the team's only game of the year has been scheduled for the exact same time as the town's 200th-anniversary pageant. Now House must face the pageant's director, full-of-herself Frances Shotz (his nemesis and perpetrator of the elbow break), and get his team out of this mess. There's also the matter of a mysterious old recluse who has died and left House a wheezy old dog named Eudora Welty—and a puzzling book of poetry by someone named Walt Whitman.

     Through the long, hot month of June, House makes surprising and valuable discoveries about family, friendship, poetry . . . and baseball.

Critical Praise

* "A poignant and humorous coming-of-age story."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review "A slow-simmering stew of friendship and betrayal, family love and loyalty, and finding oneself."—SLJ * "A home run for Wiles."—Publishers Weekly, starred review A Junior Library Guild Selection New York Public Library's One Hundred Titles for Reading and Sharing   —

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780152066260
  • ISBN 10: 0152066268
  • Imprint: Clarion Books
  • On Sale: 02/01/2009
  • Pages: 256
  • List Price:11.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Adolescence
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Boys & Men
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Poetry (see also Stories in Verse)
  • BISAC4 : JUVENILE FICTION / General

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