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Grade 5-9 Dygard continues to turn out pure sport novels in the tradition of John R. Tunis (HBJ) and Matt Christo pher (Little). To these authors the sport is the story, and there are no subplots to muddy the tale. If his latest is not among his better efforts, it still makes for fun reading. Ted Bell, third base man, thinks he's good enough to make it in the majors without playing minor league ball, although he's just out of high school. He is good, but he's too cocky. He foregoes college to sign with the Kansas City Royals, but he finds himself on the bench instead of the base paths. Ted is brought down a few notches by the last page, although he does prove that he has the stuff to be come a hall-of-famer himself some day. It's unlikely that a rookie would go di rectly into the majors from high school today, but readers can give Dygard the benefit of the doubt since he does such a fine job of describing the innings-and- outs of big time baseball. Robert E. Unsworth, Scarsdale Junior High School, N.Y.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The Rookie Arrives is an excellent book because the book tells you that you have to be patient to achieve a goal.This book is about a star baseball player named Ted Bell. Read morePublished on March 22 2002
I got this book from the library, and couldent put it down. It's about high school star third basemen Ted Bell, who is drafted out of high school to play for the Royals. Read morePublished on July 31 1999