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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Roseau Public Library||ya PEC (Text)||35500003271739||Main||Available||-|
- ISBN: 0064472299 (pbk.) :
215 p. ; 18 cm.
- Edition: 1st. Harper Trophy ed.
- Publisher: New York, NY : HarperCollins Publishers, 2003.
|Summary, etc.:||After a tragic airplane crash that claims the lives of most of his family, sixteen-year-old Tate goes to live with his wealthy great-grandfather and his adopted black great-aunt Vidalia and he finds unexpected solace in the stories of her childhood spent travelling with a Depression-era Negro baseball team.|
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Monthly Selections - #1 February 2001
Gr. 7-12. Perhaps best known for his critically acclaimed YA bestseller, A Day No Pigs Would Die (1973), Robert Newton Peck has long displayed great skill as a storyteller. In his latest novel, Peck shines as he writes about a Depression-era black baseball team, Ethiopia's Clowns, and Vidalia, the barefoot orphan girl who is both mother and child to the road-weary players. The team is chronically denied their due, and Vidalia becomes its heart and hope for redemption. Raised by the wealthy white Stonemason family after her baseball team sadly fell apart, a now elderly Aunt Vidalia tries to inspire her disabled, upper-crust nephew by telling him the humble story of her life. Peck's contemporary beginning and ending detract from the power of the tale. Though the vehicle for recollection may be unsteady, the fictional memories are beyond compare. ((Reviewed February 1, 2001)) Copyright 2001 Booklist Reviews
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