(Book 1) The Fenway Foul-up

The Fenway Foul-up

(Ballpark Mysteries Series #1)

Written by David A. Kelly
Illustrated by Mark Meyers
Published by Random House
Available as Paperback, Ebook, Library Binding
Ages 6-10

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Thanks to Kate’s mom, a sports reporter, cousins Mike Walsh and Kate Hopkins have tickets to the Red Sox game and All Access passes to Fenway Park. But as they’re watching batting practice before the game, the lucky bat of Red Sox star slugger Big D is stolen . . . right in front of dozens of people. Without the bat, Big D can’t seem to hit a thing. Can Kate and Mike figure out who pinched the bat before Big D and the Sox chalk up a loss?

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“Kelly throws in plenty of behind-the-scenes Fenway Park trivia (both in the story and in an appendix) and keeps the story moving at a quick pace, which should easily hold baseball-lovers’ attention.” —Publishers Weekly

A new series for emerging chapter-book readers combines the allure of
baseball parks with the challenge of solving a mystery…certainly a double for the young enthusiast.” —Kirkus Reviews

“…this book should draw baseball fans as well as budding whodunit aficionados.” —Booklist

Mike Here! Read my blog post about the Green Monster day that inspired this book.