Fall 2020

Easy Out

From the Series Lorimer Sports Stories

  • Interest Level: Grade 5 - Grade 8   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Westlock is a small town with a long baseball history. But registrations are down, and there are only enough kids in town to fill one team. So Mo Montpetit’s team is entered into the Baseball AA league. All the kids registered will be playing rep ball. No tryouts needed. Mo’s dad is a baseball legend in Westlock. And that’s Mo’s problem. Mo isn’t very good. He can’t hit a rep-level fastball. And as the season starts, the strikeouts and errors mount. The Westlock team loses game after game. How can these kids compete in a league well above their heads? And how can Mo step out of his dad’s long shadow? Find the answers in this fast-paced high/low sports story.

Format Your Price
978-1-4594-1490-7
On pre-order until 08/01/2020
$20.99
978-1-4594-1488-4
On pre-order until 08/01/2020
$8.99
Interest Level Grade 5 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Fiction, High/Low
Subject Sports
Copyright 2020
Publisher Lorimer & Company, Ltd.
Imprint Lorimer Children & Teens
Language English
Number of Pages 160
Publication Date 2020-08-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV032010, JUV039140, JUV013060
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5 x 7.75
Lexile 620
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Author: Steven Sandor

Steven Sandor is an award-winning magazine editor, author and sports broadcaster. He has written five books in the Lorimer Sports Stories series, and two teen novels.

Lerner eSource™ offers free digital teaching and learning resources, including Common Core State Standards (CCSS) teaching guides. These guides, created by classroom teachers, offer short lessons and writing exercises that give students specific instruction and practice using Common Core skills and strategies. Lerner eSource also provides additional resources including online activities, downloadable/printable graphic organizers, and additional educational materials that would also support Common Core instruction. Download, share, pin, print, and save as many of these free resources as you like!

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 →