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The Resource Hard ball : a Billy Baggs novel, by Will Weaver

Hard ball : a Billy Baggs novel, by Will Weaver

Label
Hard ball : a Billy Baggs novel
Title
Hard ball
Title remainder
a Billy Baggs novel
Statement of responsibility
by Will Weaver
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Fourteen-year-old Billy Baggs has to figure out how to get along with the arch-rival in his love life and on the baseball diamond, and both boys must learn how to deal with the unfair expectations of their fathers
Member of
Summary
Billy Baggs and King Kenwood were born to get under each other's skin. Billy is the farm boy whose family struggled to make a living, and who had suffered the tragic loss of his older brother. King is from Flint, Minnesota's upper-class suburb, and his father is county attorney. Earlier in the summer, a group of farm kids, with Billy pitching, had beaten everyone in the area, including Flint's Home team, whose ace pitcher is King Kentwood. Worse yet, both Billy and King are interested in Suzy Langen, the pretty daughter of the county judge. If Billy and King dislike each other, then there is really bad blood between their fathers. At the final game of the summer, a rematch between the Farm and Home teams, the two boys get into a terrible fight. To stem the growing violence, the high-school baseball coach proposes a plan: Billy and King will spend a week living with each other. Can the boys tolerate each other that long? What will they find out about themselves in the process? Billy Baggs and King Kenwood are playing hardball, a game they both could lose. This book is the sequel to <i>Farm Team</i>. -- Description by: Tom Reynolds
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 1999
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081123
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weaver, Will
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.W3623
LC item number
Har 2000
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650
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 7
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Billy Baggs novels
Series volume
0003
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Baseball stories
  • Fathers and sons
  • Competition (Psychology)
  • Farm life
  • Minnesota
  • Large type books
Target audience
adolescent
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a Billy Baggs novel.
Label
Hard ball : a Billy Baggs novel, by Will Weaver
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
16865281
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
270 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780786227525
Isbn Type
(lg. print : hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
00042604
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm44313366
Label
Hard ball : a Billy Baggs novel, by Will Weaver
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
16865281
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
270 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780786227525
Isbn Type
(lg. print : hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
00042604
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm44313366

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