- List Price: $15.89
- Binding: Library Binding
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publish date: 03/01/2001
"Little Viddy's earliest baseball memory was sitting on a hard plank bench in the heart of a visiting team'sdugout, wedged between her two aging gods, Wash and Cappy. And hearing an ump holler: "Play ball!""
In a devastating explosion, young Tate Stonemason loses his family--and his dream--when their private plane crashes and burns. Only he survives. With a leg destroyed, Tate has no chance to pitch in the majors. No one can ease his anger and grief--except the lady who taught him the game...Great-aunt Vidalia.
Desperate for a way to heal Tate's hurting, Aunt Viddy, now seventy, shares her childhood with him: her purple-bus travels with Ethiopia's Clowns, a Depression-era baseball team of rollicking rascals. The laughter and common love of baseball he shares with Aunt Viddy slowly inspires Tate Bannock Stonemason to mature, conquer tragedy, and realize the true power of family.
Robert Newton Peck presents a humorous and heartwarming story of how yesterday's baseball diamonds help to mend the crushed leg and battered spirit of a young athlete.
Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited
Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, that'll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included.
8vo-over 7Â¾"-9Â¾" tall. Hint of edge wear to the dj, gently scuffed, lightly
8vo-over 7Â¾"-9Â¾" tall. Hint of edge wear to the dj, gently scuffed, lightly shelf worn, corners are gently bumped and rubbed, ex-library with the usual library markings, overall a clean used first edition (stated)! Dj is nicely preserved in a brand new protective mylar plastic cover! 176 historical pages! "In a devastating explosion, young Tate Stonemason loses his family----and his dream----when their private plane crashes and burns. Only he survives. With a leg destroyed. Tate has no chance to pitch in the majors. No one can ease his ange and grief----except the lady who taught him the game. Great-aunt Vidalia."