Fantasy Baseball

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Penguin, Mar 17, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 336 pages
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The Wizard of Oz meets America's favorite pastime!

Alex Metcalf must be dreaming. What else would explain why he's playing baseball for the Oz Cyclones, with Dorothy as his captain, in the Ever After Baseball Tournament? But Alex isn't dreaming; he's just from the real world. And winning the tournament might be his only chance to get back there, because the champions get a wish granted by the Wizard. Too bad Ever After's most notorious criminal, the Big Bad Wolf, is also after the wishes. And anyone who gets in his way gets eaten!

From beloved baseball author Alan Gratz comes a novel in which classic literary characters are baseball crazy, and one real-world boy must face his fears and discover the surprising truth about himself.
 

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User Review  - shazzerwise - LibraryThing

Despite the fantastical premise (which seemed right up my alley), it took me about a third of the book to really get into the story. Baseball's just not my thing, I guess. But once I was invested in ... Read full review

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User Review  - adventures - LibraryThing

I really,really liked this book. It was about a boy named Alex. When the book starts Alex finds himself on a bus with a bunch of characters from old books, getting ready to be in a baseball tournament ... Read full review

Contents

THE CYCLONES
ALEX METCALF HAD A GREAT FALL
LITTLE WOMEN
WHOS AFRAID OF THE BIG BAD WOLF?
BY THE HAIR OF HIS CHINNYCHINCHIN
THE NANNY GOES TO
A WOLF IN SHEEPS CLOTHING
THERES NO PLACE LIKE HOME
BAD TUESDAY
BE HE LIVE OR BE HE DEAD
THE PITCHER AT THE GATES OF DAWN
THE GREAT ESCAPE
THE WILD WOODS
THE PRINCESSES AND THE
THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS AND WHAT ALEX FOUND THERE
THE EMERALD STADIUM OF

ALEX AND THE MAGIC PAINTBRUSH
A WIND IN THE PARK
DRAGON BALL
THE GRIMM REAPERS
A GRIN WITHOUT A
ALEXS ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND
TRICK PLAYS
A STORYBOOK FINISH
THE BOY WHO COULD
HAPPY EVER AFTER
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Alan Gratz was born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee. After a carefree but humid childhood, he attended the University of Tennessee, where he earned a College Scholars degree with a specialization in creative writing and later a Master's degree in English education. In addition to writing plays, magazine articles, and a few episodes of A&E's City Confidential, Alan has taught catapult building to middle schoolers, written more than 6,000 radio commercials, and lectured as a Czech university. Currently, Alan lives with his wife Wendi and daughter Jo in the high country of western North Carolina, where he enjoys reading, eating pizza, and, perhaps not too surprisingly, watching baseball.

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