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Title:
Baseball fever
Author:
Hurwitz, Johanna.
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Publication Information:
New York : Avon Books, 2000.

©1981
Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Summary:
Ezra Feldman, almost ten, likes baseball more than anything else in the world. But his father cannot understand why his son would rather rot his brains watching men swinging big wooden sticks than read a book or play chess. Can an unwanted car trip, a grumpy old professor, and a surprising chess victory help father and son find a little common ground--and convince Ezra's dad that cheering for the national pastime isn't completely off base?
Language:
English
Reading Level:
760 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.0 2.0 5353.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 5.1 4 Quiz: 00925 Guided reading level: O.
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ISBN:
9780380732555

9780881036718
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Ezra Feldman, almost ten, likes baseball more than anything else in the world. But his father cannot understand why his son would rather rot his brains watching men swinging big wooden sticks than read a book or play chess. Can an unwanted car trip, a grumpy old professor, and a surprising chess victory help father and son find a little common ground--and convince Ezra's dad that cheering for the national pastime isn't completely off base?Ezra Feldman, almost ten, likes baseball more than anything else in the world. But his father cannot understand why his son would rather rot his brains watching men swinging big wooden sticks than read a book or play chess. Can an unwanted car trip, a grumpy old professor, and a surprising chess victory help father and son find a little common ground--and convince Ezra's dad that cheering for the national pastime isn't completely off base?


Author Notes

Children's author, Johanna Hurwitz was born and raised in New York City. She attended Queens College where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and then Columbia University for her master's in Library Science.

She worked as a librarian and taught graduate courses in children's literature and storytelling. Her first title, Busybody Nora was published in 1976 and she has been writing a book or two a year ever since. Her other titles include Dear Emma, Summer with Elisa, A Llama in the Family, Busybody Nora and the Adventures of Ali Baba Bernstein. She has written over 60 titles.

Her works have won her several state awards, including the Texas Bluebonnet Award, the Kentucky Bluegrass Award, the Garden State Children's Choice Award, and the Wyoming Indian Paintbrush Award.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Desirous that his son's mind be on ``higher things,'' nine-year-old Ezra's father cannot understand the boy's passion for the New York Mets. Ages 8-12. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Table of Contents

1 Introducing Ezrap. 13
2 A Little Coaching from Harrisp. 25
3 Ezra's Birthdayp. 37
4 The New Seasonp. 49
5 Ezra Strikes Outp. 59
6 An Inch from Albanyp. 69
7 Baseballs and Meatballsp. 81
8 The Baseball Hall of Famep. 97
9 Ezra, the Rookie Chess Playerp. 107
10 Mr. Feldman, the Rookie Baseball Fanp. 119