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Summerland / Michael Chabon.

By: Chabon, Michael.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Miramax Books/Hyperion Books for Children, c2002Edition: 1st ed.Description: 500 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 0786808772; 9780786808779; 0786816155 (pbk.); 9780786816156 (pbk.); 0786826622; 9780786826629.Subject(s): Fantasy | Adventure stories | Fantasy fiction | Baseball stories | Magic -- FictionDDC classification: [Fic] Other classification: HU 9800
Contents:
The Worst Ballplayer in the History of Clam Island, Washington -- A Hot Prospect -- A Whistled-up Wind -- The Middling -- Escape -- Thor's Crossing -- The Eighteenth Giant Brother -- Taffy -- A Game of Catch -- Mr. Feld in the Winterlands -- The Herald -- The Royal Traitor -- The Housebreakers of Dandelion Hill -- A Mother's Tears -- Grim -- A Rat in the Walls -- The Research of Mr. Feld -- On Three Reubens Field -- The Lost Camps -- Rancho Encantado -- Jennifer T. and the Wormhole -- The Bottom-Cat -- The Conquest of Outlandishton -- Applelawn -- A Game of Worlds -- Home -- Epilogue: Life, the World, and Baseball, in the Days After the Flood.
Summary: Ethan Feld, the worst baseball player in the history of the game, finds himself recruited by a 100-year-old scout to help a band of fairies triumph over an ancient enemy.
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Ethan Feld, the worst baseball player in the history of the game, finds himself recruited by a 100-year-old scout to help a band of fairies triumph over an ancient enemy.

The Worst Ballplayer in the History of Clam Island, Washington -- A Hot Prospect -- A Whistled-up Wind -- The Middling -- Escape -- Thor's Crossing -- The Eighteenth Giant Brother -- Taffy -- A Game of Catch -- Mr. Feld in the Winterlands -- The Herald -- The Royal Traitor -- The Housebreakers of Dandelion Hill -- A Mother's Tears -- Grim -- A Rat in the Walls -- The Research of Mr. Feld -- On Three Reubens Field -- The Lost Camps -- Rancho Encantado -- Jennifer T. and the Wormhole -- The Bottom-Cat -- The Conquest of Outlandishton -- Applelawn -- A Game of Worlds -- Home -- Epilogue: Life, the World, and Baseball, in the Days After the Flood.

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Gr 5 Up-Ethan Feld, a less-than-mediocre Little League player, is recruited by Ringfinger Brown, an old-timer from the Negro Leagues, to play in the ball game of his life-and save the world. Ethan lives on Clam Island, WA, where a place called Summerland exists. It is a link to alternate worlds where fantastic creatures reside, ruled by the trickster Coyote, who has decided that he wants to put an end to the world. Ethan, an unlikely hero, begins his journey accompanied by his friends Jennifer T. Rideout and Thor Wignutt. Along the way, they face many obstacles (with outcomes often determined by baseball games) and are joined by all sorts of beings: a Sasquatch, a talking rat, a tiny giant, a major league ball player, and characters that readers may remember from legends and fairy tales. Readers will identify with Ethan and his motley crew with their insecurities, longings, family problems, and their sometimes clumsy ingenuity. Packed with magic, adventure, myth, and America's favorite pastime, this book will enchant its audience.-Kimberly L. Paone, Elizabeth Public Library, NJ (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Michael Chabon was born in Washington, D.C. on May 24, 1963. He received a B.A. in English literature from the University of Pittsburgh in 1985 and a Master of Fine Arts degree in English writing at the University of California at Irvine in 1987. <p> Chabon found success at the age of 24, when William Morrow publishing house offered him $155,000, a near-record sum, for the rights to his first novel The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, which was his thesis in graduate school. After The Mysteries of Pittsburgh became a national bestseller, he began writing a series of short stories about a little boy dealing with his parents' divorce. The stories, which in part appeared in The New Yorker and G.Q., were bound together in 1991 into a volume titled A Model World and Other Stories. His other works include Wonder Boys, The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man, Telegraph Avenue, and Pop: Fatherhood in Pieces. In 2001 he won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for his novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay. He and Ayelet Waldman are co-editors of, Kingdom of Olives and Ash: Writers Confront the Occupation.. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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