Finding Buck Mchenry by Alfred Slote

Finding Buck Mchenry

byAlfred Slote

Paperback | January 30, 1993

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"Daydreamer Jason, 11, has just been [dropped] from his Little League team. Seeking solace at the baseball-card shop, he makes a startling hypothesis: 'Buck McHenry,' star pitcher [of the Negro Leagues], could be school custodian Mack Henry. Mr. Henry's identity, in doubt through much of the book, provides a mystery, a bittersweet revelation, and a satisfyingly dramatic denouement. The characterizations are pungent, the action (on and off the diamond) involving. A solid, rewarding story." —K.

Finalist, 1992 Edgar Allan Poe Award, Juvenile Category (Mystery Writers of America)
Children's Choices for 1992 (IRA/CBC)

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Alfred Slote is the author of over thirty books, most of them for young people.He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
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Title:Finding Buck MchenryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 7.62 × 5.12 × 0.51 inPublished:January 30, 1993Publisher:HarperCollins

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ISBN - 10:0064404692

ISBN - 13:9780064404693

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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In a squeeze play, Jason is moved to his Little League's not-yet formed expansion team of rejected players. Jason has found a sponsor and a couple of good key players, and the school custodian, Mack Henry, has agreed to be their coach. Soon Jason wonders if the baseball-wise Mr. Henry could be the former great pitcher Buck McHenry.