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The Bat Boy and His Violin
Contributor(s): Curtis, Gavin (Author), Lewis, E. B. (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 0689841159     ISBN-13: 9780689841156
Publisher: Aladdin Paperbacks
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: January 2001
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Annotation: Reginald loves to create beautiful music on his violin. But Papa, manager of the Dukes, the worst team in the Negro National League, needs a bat boy, not a "fiddler", and traveling with the Dukes doesn't leave Reginald much time for practicing.

Soon the Dukes' dugout is filled with Beethoven, Mozart, and Bach -- and the bleachers are filled with the sound of the Dukes' bats. Has Reginald's violin changed the Dukes' luck -- and can his music pull off a miracle victory against the powerful Monarchs?

Gavin Curtis's beautifully told story of family ties and team spirit and E. B Lewis's lush watercolor paintings capture a very special period in history.

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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | People & Places - United States - African-american
- Juvenile Fiction | Family - General (see Also Headings Under Social Themes)
- Juvenile Fiction | Sports & Recreation - Baseball
Dewey: E
LCCN: 97025417
Age Level: 4-8
Grade Level: Preschool-3
Lexile Measure: 780 AD (Adult Directed Text)
Series: Aladdin Picture Books
Physical Information: 0.1" H x 11.3" W x 8.36" (0.33 lbs) 32 pages
Themes:
- Ethnic Orientation - African American
Awards: Parents Choice Award (Spring) (1998-2007), Winner, Approved, 2001
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 20672
Reading Level: 4.1   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
 
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Publisher Description:
A young aspiring violinist learns the value of family ties and team spirit in this picture book lushly illustrated by Caldecott Medal winner E.B. Lewis about a down-on-their-luck baseball team and the music that turns their season around.

Reginald loves to create beautiful music on his violin. But Papa, manager of the Dukes, the worst team in the Negro National League, needs a bat boy, not a "fiddler," and traveling with the Dukes doesn't leave Reginald much time for practicing.

Soon the Dukes' dugout is filled with Beethoven, Mozart, and Bach--and the bleachers are filled with the sound of the Dukes' bats. Has Reginald's violin changed the Dukes' luck--and can his music pull off a miracle victory against the powerful Monarchs?


Contributor Bio(s): Lewis, E. B.: - E.B. Lewis is the award-winning illustrator of such books as Virgie Goes to School with Us Boys by Elizabeth Fitzgerald, which was a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book, and This Little Light of Mine. He received the Caldecott Honor for Coming on Home Soon by Jacqueline Woodson and the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award for Talkin' About Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman by Nikki Grimes. E.B. Lewis lives in New Jersey, and you can visit him online at EBLewis.com.
 
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