As one of the best players in the league, Brendan wants nothing more than to see his team make it to the playoffs. But he just can't seem to make them win!
After Brendan learns about legendary Cubs player and Hall of Famer Ernie Banks at a Chicago Cubs game, an unexpected event happens and Brendan begins to see his team in a new light. Could his playoff dreams really come true?
Playoff Dreams explores what's most important to baseball fans and players alike: the love of the game. The afterword tells the real story of Ernie Banks and his career.
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.
"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
"Long-suffering Cubs fans of all ages (especially kids) will identify with the plight of a young Chicago boy whose knothole team can't seem to make the grade. Then the presence of a Wrigley Field legend and his sunny-side-up approach to baseball changes everything." —USA Today Baseball Weekly
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