By David A. Kelly
Published by Random House Books for Young Readers
Available in Hardcover, Paperback, eBook
Before 1918, the Boston Red Sox were unstoppable. They won World Series after World Series, thanks in part to their charismatic pitcher-slugger Babe Ruth. But some people on the Red Sox felt the Babe was more trouble than he was worth, and he was traded away to one of the worst teams in baseball, the New York Yankees. From then on, the Yankees became a golden team. And the Red Sox? For over 80 years, they just couldn’t win another World Series. Then, in 2004, along came a scruffy, scrappy Red Sox team. Could they break Babe Ruth’s curse and win it all?
“It’s the lively sports lingo and compelling subject matter that keep newly independent readers in their seats until the final out.” -–Bulletin for the Center for Children’s Books
“Here is vivid history retold…as if we are at the ball park, even making the reader assume The Babe’s real life as he began his career in somewhat astonishing circumstances…this kind of engaging story should be read aloud to fully appreciate the intensity and excitement of one of America’s endearing pastimes. —Children Literature
“Play-by-play descriptions of important games will keep baseball fanatics reading to the end.” —School & Library Journal