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The Fenway Foul-Up

The Fenway Foul-Up

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Now leading off the line-up--book #1 in a brand-new early chapter book mystery series where each book is set in a different American ballpark

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?

The Fenway Foul-Up includes a fun fact page about Boston's Fenway Park.

Cross Ron Roy's mystery series with Matt Christopher's sports books and you get the Ballpark Mysteries: fun, puzzling whodunnits aimed right at beginning readers.

Author: David A. Kelly
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Published: 02/22/2011
Pages: 112
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.19lbs
Size: 7.61h x 5.34w x 0.29d
ISBN: 9780375867033
Audience: Ages 9-12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 3.9
Point Value: 1
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 142840 / Fenway Foul-Up

Award: Massachusetts Children's Book Award - Nominee

Review Citation(s):
Booklist 02/15/2011 pg. 73
Kirkus Reviews 01/01/2011
Publishers Weekly 02/14/2011
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 07/01/2011
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2011 pg. 345 - Recommended, Satisfactory

About the Author
DAVID A. KELLY has written for many newspapers and magazines, and Babe Ruth and the Baseball Curse, published in spring 2009, was his first book for children. He lives 15 minutes from Fenway Park in Newton, Massachusetts, with his wife Alice; two sons, Steven and Scott; and a dog named Sam.

MARK MEYERS grew up in Utah and studied art in San Francisco at the Academy of Art University. This is his first project for Random House.
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