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Finding Buck McHenry (Paperback)

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"Daydreamer Jason, 11, has just been dropped] from his Little League team. Seeking solace at the baseball-card shop, he makes a startling hypothesis: 'Buck McHenry, ' star pitcher of the Negro Leagues], could be school custodian Mack Henry. Mr. Henry's identity, in doubt through much of the book, provides a mystery, a bittersweet revelation, and a satisfyingly dramatic denouement. The characterizations are pungent, the action (on and off the diamond) involving. A solid, rewarding story." --K.

Finalist, 1992 Edgar Allan Poe Award, Juvenile Category (Mystery Writers of America)Children's Choices for 1992 (IRA/CBC)

About the Author

Alfred Slote is the author of over thirty books, most of them for young people. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780064404693
ISBN-10: 0064404692
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: January 30th, 1993
Pages: 256
Language: English