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The Funniest Man in Baseball

Written by Audrey Vernick & illustrated by Jennifer Bower
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Apr 3, 2018
Publication Date
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6-9
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Max Patkin was pitching in the minor leagues when he was injured and had to leave his dreams behind. He joined the Navy and eventually was able to play again while in the military . . . and this time he got to pitch against superstar Joe DiMaggio. When Joe hit one of Max’s throws out of the park, Max threw down his glove, left the mound, and chased Joe around the bases, making faces and imitating his every move. The crowd loved it! And a baseball clown was born.

This inspiring and comical biography carries an important message: Life doesn’t always turn out exactly as you hope . . . but moving in a new direction can sometimes bring happy surprises.

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Who Wrote The Funniest Man in Baseball

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Audrey Vernick

Audrey Vernick has published more than 20 books for young readers including many nonfiction baseball picture books. She loves baseball and pizza and ice cream and lives with her family and dog near the ocean in New Jersey.

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Who Illustrated The Funniest Man in Baseball

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Jennifer Bower

Jennifer Bower is an illustrator living in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Funniest Man in Baseball is her picture book debut.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780544813779
Publication Date:
April 3, 2018
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2017015885
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0544813774
Lexile® Level:
940L
ATOS® Book Level:
4.8
Accelerated Reader® Points:
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
501785
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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