Curve Ball

From the Series Lorimer Sports Stories

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

On his old team, Tom Poulos was a star catcher. But his new team is different. For one thing, all the players are older and bigger than him. For another, no matter how hard he tries or how hard he practices, he can’t catch the curve balls that the pitcher sends flying over the plate. Tom feels like he’s letting the team down, a feeling that gets worse once a new catcher joins the team and Tom is benched. Can Tom find a way to regain his rightful place behind the plate?

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-45940-593-6
$9.95 $9.95
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Fiction, High/Low
Subject Diversity
Copyright 2014
Publisher Lorimer & Company, Ltd.
Imprint Lorimer Children & Teens
Language English
Number of Pages 192
Publication Date 2016-09-01
BISACS JUV039140, JUV032010
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5 x 7.75
Lexile 730
Features Author/Illustrator biography and Teaching Guides

Author: John Danakas

John Danakas is the author of five children's novels and one non-fiction book for young adults. He lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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Lorimer Sports Stories

Realistic, action-packed sports stories for reluctant middle-grade readers. Each book covers a contemporary theme—like bullying, friendship or prejudice—set against the backdrop of a specific sport. Books feature both boy and girl characters in grades 6 to 9, many from diverse… View available downloads →