Academic journal article New England Reading Association Journal

Zachery's Ball

Academic journal article New England Reading Association Journal

Zachery's Ball

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TAVARES, MATT. (2000). Zachery's Ball. Boston: Candlewick Press. ISBN: 0763 607304. Reviewed by Cody Johnson, Grade 3

Imagine yourself at Fenway Park baseball field with professional baseball players. Then imagine that your dad catches a foul ball and gives it to you. That's what happened to Zachery, but you'd just go home and keep the ball in a special place. It's different for Zachery who becomes a baseball player as soon as the ball is handed to him. Really he's the pitcher for the Red Soxi That's cool magic, don't you think?

Of course, the day ends and Zachery gets back to his real life as a kid. When he grows up, he goes back to Fenway Park. When he looks out at the wall, he thinks he hears fans cheering. Then, a baseball comes at him out of nowhere and he catches it. He thinks it says, "Zachery's Ball" on it, -written in the dirt on the ball, but as soon as he reads it, the writing disappears. …

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