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The Golden Glove (Fred Bowen Sports Story Series #1) (Paperback)

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This is book number 1 in the Fred Bowen Sports Story Series series.


Jamie's lucky glove is the most precious thing in the world to him. He's spent all winter oiling it while readying his skills for the upcoming season. But what happens when he loses the glove?

After an unsuccessful search and a disappointing first game, Jamie realizes he's lost much more than his glove. He's lost his confidence. So when he seeks help from the owner of a local sporting goods shop—a former minor league player—the old-timer shares the history of baseball gloves along with a few fielding tips to help improve Jamie's game. But will it be enough to rebuild his self-confidence and replace the "luck" his beloved glove gave him?

Author Fred Bowen engages baseball lovers in this relatable story of self-doubt, luck, and facing your fears. In the afterword, readers can learn more about the history of baseball gloves.

About the Author

Fred Bowen was a Little Leaguer who loved to read and is still a lifelong sports fanatic. He is the author of the action-packed Fred Bowen Sports Story series, currently totaling more than twenty titles. For thirteen years, Bowen coached kids' baseball and basketball teams. He has also written a weekly sports column for kids in the Washington Post since 2000. He was a lawyer for many years before retiring to become a full-time children's book author.Bowen lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, with his wife Peggy Jackson. They have two grown children.

Praise For…

"Bowen is quickly joining the ranks of today's most popular sports-fiction authors. . . he skillfully interweaves fact and fiction and uses historical sports plays and concepts as a backdrop for the story." —School Library Journal

"[Bowen's] pacing is excellent and he has a knack for efficient evocation." —The Washington Post

Product Details
ISBN: 9781561455058
ISBN-10: 1561455059
Publisher: Peachtree
Publication Date: August 4th, 2009
Pages: 120
Language: English
Series: Fred Bowen Sports Story Series