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Out in Left Field
by Don Lemna
Matt Collins, Illustrator

Trade Binding | 224 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 | US$ 16.95
ISBN: 9780823423132 | 02-01-2012

Grade: FIFTH | Age: 8 to 12

Themes: Acceptance & Belonging, Family & Relationships, Historical Fiction
Recommendations: A, K, SLJ


CCSS:
4-6: RL.3

About the Book
The companion novel to When the Sergeant Came Marching Home offers more feel-good, laugh-aloud adventures of eleven-year-old Donald growing up in post-World War II Montana.

This time out, Donald is sure that his life is ruined when a pop fly beanball knocks him senseless out in left field. The error costs his team the game, and Donald is convinced that the whole town is laughing at him. Donald is desperate to redeem himself, and his attempts to become a superstar (at hockey, archery, skiing) demonstrate admirable commitment, but all end in disaster. Readers will welcome the return of this appealing young hero in a hilarious new story.

MIDDLE-GRADE FICTION


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OUT IN LEFT FIELD
Educators' Guide featuring questions for classroom discussion and suggestions for further exploration.