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The Kid from Tomkinsville
The Kid from Tomkinsville
Author: John R. Tunis, Michael Koelsch
ISBN-13: 9780152056414
ISBN-10: 0152056416
Publication Date: 3/1/2006
Pages: 304
Reading Level: All Ages
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3.8 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: Odyssey Classics
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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This is a great baseball story from 1940, when the Dodgers were still in Brooklyn (and the Giants at the Polo Grounds) and the game was accessible to most people only by radio and newspaper. The humble "Kid" tries out for the team as a pitching phenomenon, enjoys some early success, suffers an accident, and works on a comeback. Nothing's easy and nothing's all wrapped up neatly, as some stories worked back then. This one is supremely enjoyable with its "inside baseball" perspective for both youngster and "seasoned" fan alike. Highly recommended.
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In my youth, Tunis was my hero: the Matt Christopher of his day. Baseball rookies are trying to make it big with the Dodgers. Of course, each will succeed in his own way, but not without the usual pitfalls and tribulations along the way. Dated yet still appropriate for the youth of today; nostalgia for the rest of us.


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