A children's book not paperback, but tradebook cover almost hardback. (8-10 year old level)Weekly Reader Book Club edition. Review according to book..." In the first of two baseball stories, the mitt given at Matt's birth by his errant uncle possesses unusual qualities which shape his life. In the sequel, the fleet footed star of the North dakota Beavers meets her match when she encounters Yankee catcher, Fabulous Frankie." This book is a good read for any boy or girl baseball fan.