Saving Arm Pit

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Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Limited, Mar 21, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 136 pages
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When vandals deface the Harmony Point sign, the town does indeed seem to become the “arm Pit” of the region. The baseball team hasn’t won a game in two seasons and the town itself is falling into disrepair. But when the new postmaster becomes the new ball coach, Clay and the rest of the Terriers finally seem to stand a chance of winning a game. Until they overhear a bureaucrat from the city say that the post office will close unless “the numbers” work out. The team begins “Operation Tennis Elbow”: a letter-writing campaign designed to generate enough mail to keep the post office—and its postmaster­—in town. And along the way, they learn the power of the pen in effecting positive changes in their community.

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The baseball was okay, but the letter writing was awesome! The power of letter writing and the idea that even kids can change the world was really inspiring in this short novel. Read full review

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This book was a very quick read. It has the typical plot of the come from behind team, win the game storyline. Characters were likeable but lacked any real depth. The book reads more like a short story. Good for reluctant readers. Read full review

About the author (2011)

Natalie Hyde is the author of over a dozen works of non-fiction. She has contributed titles to a variety of educational series including Live It!: Fairness and Live It!: Courage. Saving Armpit is her first novel.

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