Herbie Jones and the Monster Ball

Herbie Jones and the Monster Ball

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Overview

A funny and heartwarming story from the creator of the beloved Horrible Harry series.

Herbie Jones has finally made the baseball team. But Herbie's the worst player in Laurel Woods and everyone knows it. To stay on the team, he knows he'd better work really hard. When Herbie's Uncle Dwight becomes coach, Herbie has to work even harder to prove himself. Can Uncle Dwight's all-knowing Monster Ball inspire Herbie to make contact? Or will he forever be known as Herbie Jones, almighty strikeout king?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780140341706
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 02/01/1990
Series: Herbie Jones Series , #4
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 773,717
Product dimensions: 5.03(w) x 7.74(h) x 0.32(d)
Lexile: 460L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Suzy Kline, the author of nineteen previous Horrible Harry books and four books about Song Lee, lives in Willington Connecticut with her husband, Rufus. Suzy and Rufus have been married for thirty-eight years. They met in the state where they both grew up: California. Suzy grew up in Berkeley and Rufus in Sacramento. Suzy graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a degree in European history. She met Rufus at the Davis campus while attending that campus for a year. They got married and lived in different places, including Canada, before settling into Connecticut, the state they now call home.

Suzy taught in 5th and 6th grades at Shannon Elementary School in Richmond, California for 3 years, and 2nd and 3rd grades at Southwest Elementary School in Torrington, Connecticut for 24 years before retiring this past June. She now enjoys writing full-time and visiting schools and libraries. The couple share their home with two cats, Teeter and Hoag. They have two daughters, Jennifer and Emily, and four grandchildren: Jake, Kenna, Gabby and Saylor. A fifth grandchild is due in September, 2006. Suzy's mother just turned 96. She dedicated her most recent book, Horrible Harry Takes the Cake to her.

Suzy and Rufus enjoy attending UConn football and basketball games, and Suzy uses the UConn library as a reference for her writing facts.

Table of Contents

A Knock at Midnight
11(6)
Not a Murderer
17(9)
The Death Scene
26(5)
The First Practice
31(13)
The Monster Ball
44(6)
Olivia
50(7)
Sleigh Bells
57(6)
The Worst Sandwich
63(8)
A Talk with the Monster Ball
71(10)
It Happened in the Moonlight
81(6)
Ray's Toughest Spy Mission
87(12)
Knit Wits
99(5)
The Big Game
104(15)
July 13th---The Wedding
119

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