Throwing smoke

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Whiz loves playing baseball, but his team, the Breadhurst Newts, just isn't up to snuff. Something has to change, especially after they lose a game to the Mudcats, the worst team around. That's when Whiz gets an idea. It's far-fetched, its wild -- but it just might get the team what it needs. Why not create a character in the dark, dusty print shop where he works after school?

Letter by letter, Whiz drops the metal type into place, then inks the press, lays down the parchment, and rolls the press.

The next day Whiz heads for practice early, before anyone else is there -- yet he senses he is not alone....

Children's Pick of the List 2000 (ABA)

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Grouped Work ID ab37beb1-be64-d441-bbff-e590d0fce309
Grouping Title throwing smoke
Grouping Author brooks bruce
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-10-06 05:01:23AM
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accelerated_reader_interest_level MG
accelerated_reader_point_value 3
accelerated_reader_reading_level 5.6
author Brooks, Bruce.
author_display Brooks, Bruce
display_description When his teammates on the Breadhurst Newts baseball team continue their losing ways, Whiz uses an unusual printing press to create several star players in hopes of winning a game.
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literary_form_full Other
primary_isbn 9780060289720
publishDate 2000
record_details ils:a167480|Book|Books||English|HarperCollins,|2000.|136 p. ; 22 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
subject_facet Baseball -- Fiction, Supernatural -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Throwing smoke
title_full Throwing smoke / Bruce Brooks
title_short Throwing smoke
topic_facet Baseball, Supernatural