The Bat Boy and His Violin
by Gavin Curtis, Illustrated by E. B. Lewis
Publication Date: Jan 28, 2001
List Price: $7.99
Format: Paperback, 32 pages
Target Age Group: Picture Book
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Parent Company: CBS Corporation
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Reginald loves to create beautiful music on his violin. But Papa, manager of the Dukes, the worst team in the Negro National League, needs a bat boy, not a "fiddler," and traveling with the Dukes doesn’t leave Reginald much time for practicing.
Soon the Dukes’ dugout is filled with Beethoven, Mozart, and Bach — and the bleachers are filled with the sound of the Dukes’ bats. Has Reginald’s violin changed the Dukes’ luck — and can his music pull off a miracle victory against the powerful Monarchs?
Gavin Curtis’s beautifully told story of family ties and team spirit and E. B. Lewis’s lush watercolor paintings capture a very special period in history.
- Juvenile Fiction / Family / General
- Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / United States / African American
- Juvenile Fiction / Sports & Recreation / Baseball & Softball
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