The desperado who stole baseball /

by Ritter, John H; Ritter, John H.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, NY : Philomel Books, c2009Description: 260 p. : ill., map ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780399246647 (hardcover) :; 0399246649 (hardcover) :.Title notes: $17.99 5/2/2009 (si)BRA $17.99 5/2/2009 (si)Subject(s): Chapter books | Baseball -- History -- Juvenile fiction | Billy, the Kid -- Juvenile fiction | Orphans -- Juvenile fiction | Frontier and pioneer life -- California -- Juvenile fiction | California -- History -- 1850-1950 -- Juvenile fiction | Baseball -- History -- Fiction | Billy, the Kid -- Fiction | Orphans -- Fiction | Frontier and pioneer life -- California -- Fiction | California -- History -- 1850-1950 -- FictionA Junior Library Guild selectionSummary: In 1881, the scrappy, rough-and-tumble baseball team in a California mining town enlists the help of a quick-witted twelve-year-old orphan and the notorious outlaw Billy the Kid to win a big game against the National League Champion Chicago White Stockings.
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Dillontown was built upon a gold mine. Yet for the villagers, life is about something even more valuable: baseball. Home to the Dillontown Nine, they would give anything to join the ranks of professional ballplayers?even their gold. Yet to make it, they will need to defeat the world champion Chicago White Stockings?and their crooked owner, willing to wager anything for the mine, and willing to do anything to avoid losing. Fortunately, Dillontown is home to two boys who know a little something about winning. One is young Jack Dillon, nephew to Dillontown founder Long John Dillon. The other? A boy on the run, in need of a second chance: none other than Billy the Kid. <p>One of the fi nest storytellers of our time, John H. Ritter brings the Old West to life in this prequel to his breakout success, The Boy Who Saved Baseball. <br> <br></p>

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A Junior Library Guild selection

Prequel to: The boy who saved baseball.

In 1881, the scrappy, rough-and-tumble baseball team in a California mining town enlists the help of a quick-witted twelve-year-old orphan and the notorious outlaw Billy the Kid to win a big game against the National League Champion Chicago White Stockings.

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Ritter deftly sets this sports story in the Wild West, whipping up a quick-moving tall tale full of unexpected twists. Billy the Kid arrives in a California town where the local baseball team is challenging the Chicago White Stockings for high stakes. Ritter mingles historical figures with characters of his own creation at poker tables, baseball games, ice cream socials, and gunfights. Good fun. (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.

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