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Curveball

Written by Derek Jeter and Paul Mantell
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In the fifth book in the New York Times bestselling middle grade series inspired by the life of iconic New York Yankee Derek Jeter, Derek spends the summer with his grandparents in Pequannock Township, New Jersey.

Sometimes, you were looking for role models. And sometimes, you were being one yourself.

Derek is having the best summer yet! Fun on the lake with his cousins, baseball, and a visit from his best friend, Dave: what more could he ask for? It gets even better when Derek gets to go to a Yankees game and meets a bunch of kids who play ball near the stadium, and they’re good. Awesome, actually, especially Jumbo and Tiny. Derek can’t wait to introduce them to Dave, but Grandma says if he wants to go to another Yankees game, he’ll have to earn some of the money for tickets himself. This means spending quality time with Grandpa mowing lawns and learning the meaning of hard work.

Derek brings Dave to meet Tiny and Jumbo, whom Derek admires. But when Jumbo tries to convince Derek to do something he’s sure will get him in trouble, Derek has to rethink who his role models are.

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Who Wrote Curveball

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Derek Jeter

Derek Jeter is a fourteen-time All-Star and five-time World Series winner who played for one team–the storied New York Yankees–for all twenty seasons of his major league career. His grace and class on and off the field have made him an icon and role model far beyond the world of baseball.

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Paul Mantell

Paul Mantell is the author of more than 100 books for young readers, including books in the Hardy Boys and Matt Christopher series.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9781534409903
Publication Date:
April 16, 2019
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2017035621
ASIN/ISBN 10:
1534409904
Lexile® Level:
810L
ATOS® Book Level:
5.0
Accelerated Reader® Points:
5.0
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
195507
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
MG

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