Not even losing his hand can keep Norm from trying out for the baseball team What would life be like with only one hand? That's exactly what eleven-year-old Norm finds out when he loses his left hand in an accident at his family's store. It's July 4, 1946. World War II has ended, and life is getting back to normal. But for Norm, the pressing question now is whether he will ever be able to play baseball again, or be an artist. It's up to Norm to find the strength to get beyond this roadblock and move on with his life.
Set against the quickening pace of life after wartime constraints, this inspiring novel is about an optimist who overcomes his misfortune with discipline and humor--and fulfills his dreams in ways no one could have expected.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - agrudzien - LibraryThing
Norm has dreamed of becoming a great baseball player since he could throw a ball. An accident with his dad's meat grinder quickly makes that dream much more difficult to achieve - but not impossible ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ewyatt - LibraryThing
I liked this sweet story about determination in the face of adversity. I came to care about Norm and admire him as he moved through the year in his life after an accident that resulted in his hand ... Read full review