The bat boy & his violin

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IL: LG - BL: 4.1 - AR Pts: 0.5
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AD: Adult Directed 780L
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"Is -- Reginald -- at -- it -- again?" Papa shouts between notes. "Hush up," Mama says, "I just love this one." Papa sometimes comes home in a bad mood because he's the manager of the Dukes -- the worst team in the Negro National League. Reginald loves his violin. His constant practice pays off in floods of beautiful music. But Papa could care less about Reginald's "fiddling." He's more concerned about the Dukes's losing streak, and he needs his son for something other than playing music. When Papa makes Reginald the Dukes's bat boy, Reginald worries that his practice time will suffer, and that he won't be ready for his recital. He takes on every free moment he can find to play, and ends up filling the dugout with Mozart, Beethoven, and Bach. Soon the Dukes begin to shake their bad luck. But there's still that big game against the Monarchs, and there's still Papa's heart that needs winning over. In this beautifully told story of family ties and team spirit, Gavin Curtis captures a very special period in history. Award-winning artist E.B. Lewis brings the warmth of this powerful story to life with his lush watercolor paintings.
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Grouped Work ID 4a3fa3eb-2702-f9aa-b81b-593ec44b737e
Grouping Title bat boy his violin
Grouping Author curtis gavin
Grouping Category book
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accelerated_reader_interest_level LG
accelerated_reader_point_value 0.5
accelerated_reader_reading_level 4.1
auth_author2 Lewis, Earl B.
author Curtis, Gavin.
author2-role Lewis, Earl B.ill.
author_display Curtis, Gavin
display_description Reginald is more interested in practicing his violin than in his father's job managing the worst team in the Negro Leagues, but when Papa makes him the bat boy and his music begins to lead the team to victory, Papa realizes the value of his son's passion.
fountas_pinnell Q
id 4a3fa3eb-2702-f9aa-b81b-593ec44b737e
isbn 9780689800993
last_indexed 2019-05-23T08:42:17.833Z
lexile_code AD: Adult Directed
lexile_score 780
literary_form Other
literary_form_full Other
primary_isbn 9780689800993
publishDate 1998
record_details ils:a134323|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,|1998.|1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 22 x 26 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
subject_facet African Americans -- Juvenile fiction, Baseball -- Fiction, Fathers and sons -- Juvenile fiction, Negro leagues -- Juvenile fiction, Violin -- Juvenile fiction
title_display The bat boy & his violin
title_full The bat boy & his violin / by Gavin Curtis ; illustrated by E.B. Lewis
title_short The bat boy & his violin
topic_facet African Americans, Baseball, Fathers and sons, Negro leagues, Violin