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Title:
Pressure play
Author:
Hughes, Dean, 1943-
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Edition:
First Bullseye Books edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Bullseye Books : Distributed by Random House, 1990.
Physical Description:
82 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Summary:
When the Angel Park Dodgers get so rattled by the Reds that they can hardly play baseball, rookie Jacob attempts to relax them with meditation exercises he finds in a sports psychology book.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.6 1.0 5034.
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ISBN:
9780679904311

9780679804314
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Book

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When the Angel Park Dodgers get so rattled by the Reds that they can hardly play baseball, rookie Jacob attempts to relax them with meditation exercises he finds in a sports psychology book.


Summary

When the Angel Park Dodgers get so rattled by the Reds that they can hardly play baseball, rookie Jacob attempts to relax them with meditation exercises he finds in a sports psychology book.


Author Notes

Dean Hughes was born in 1943 in Utah. He earned a degree in English from Weber State University and a Masters in Creative Writing and a PhD in literature at the University of Washington, in Seattle. He taught English at Central Missouri State University for eight years.

Hughes left his teaching position to pursue a writing career full-time. Since then he has written over 80 books. He writes books for children, young adults and adults readers with subjects ranging from fiction to nonfiction to nonsense verse. He is the author of the Angel Park, Nutty, Lucky and Scrappers series. His most recent series is the Hearts of the Children.

In 1994 he won an AML Award for Young Adult Literature for his title The Trophy.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Dean Hughes was born in 1943 in Utah. He earned a degree in English from Weber State University and a Masters in Creative Writing and a PhD in literature at the University of Washington, in Seattle. He taught English at Central Missouri State University for eight years.

Hughes left his teaching position to pursue a writing career full-time. Since then he has written over 80 books. He writes books for children, young adults and adults readers with subjects ranging from fiction to nonfiction to nonsense verse. He is the author of the Angel Park, Nutty, Lucky and Scrappers series. His most recent series is the Hearts of the Children.

In 1994 he won an AML Award for Young Adult Literature for his title The Trophy.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-5-- These two titles contain little substance but plenty of baseball action. In each, a member of the Angel Park Dodgers Little League team deals with on- and off-the-field problems, emerging as a better person and ballplayer at the conclusion. Hughes knows baseball and is true to the rules of Little League in his game descriptions. Box scores and team standings are included, and the Dodgers have a female player, although she is only mentioned in passing. Unfortunately the typical all's well endings and the lack of any substantial character development of the protoganists away from the playing field make these two books fairly typical offerings of their genre. While both have cheery conclusions, What a Catch! borders on the fantastic. Rightfielder Brian Waters overcomes his nervousness, which has caused a fainting spell and urgent trips to the bathroom during games, to become the hero in the Dodgers's big game against their hated rivals, the Reds. --Tom S. Hurlburt, Rio Rancho Public Library, NM (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-5-- These two titles contain little substance but plenty of baseball action. In each, a member of the Angel Park Dodgers Little League team deals with on- and off-the-field problems, emerging as a better person and ballplayer at the conclusion. Hughes knows baseball and is true to the rules of Little League in his game descriptions. Box scores and team standings are included, and the Dodgers have a female player, although she is only mentioned in passing. Unfortunately the typical all's well endings and the lack of any substantial character development of the protoganists away from the playing field make these two books fairly typical offerings of their genre. While both have cheery conclusions, What a Catch! borders on the fantastic. Rightfielder Brian Waters overcomes his nervousness, which has caused a fainting spell and urgent trips to the bathroom during games, to become the hero in the Dodgers's big game against their hated rivals, the Reds. --Tom S. Hurlburt, Rio Rancho Public Library, NM (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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