Plunked by Michael NorthropPlunked by Michael Northrop


byMichael Northrop

Paperback | February 25, 2014

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When a young slugger gets hit by a pitch, he needs more than practice to get back his game.

Jack Mogens thinks he's got it all figured out: He has his batting routine down, and now that he's in sixth grade, he has a lock on a starting spot in Little League. (Well, almost. Okay, not really. It's a two-man race, though, so he has a shot.) And if he can manage to have a not-totally-embarrassing conversation with Katie, his team's killer shortstop, he'll be golden. But when a powerful stray pitch turns his world upside down, Jack discovers it's going to take more than a love of baseball to get back his game.

MICHAEL NORTHROP has written short fiction for Weird Tales, the Notre Dame Review, and McSweeney's. His debut novel, Gentlemen, earned him a PW Flying Start, and his YA thriller, Trapped, was also published to great acclaim. An editor at Sports Illustrated Kids for many years, he now writes full-time from his home in New York City. You...
Title:PlunkedFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 7.15 × 4.86 × 0.63 inPublished:February 25, 2014Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:054529715X

ISBN - 13:9780545297158


Editorial Reviews

Praise for Plunked"Plunked gives a marvelous degree of attention to the second-to-second details of youth baseball . . . [for] any kid who has ever loved a sport to the point of obsession." -Gordon Korman"Readers will appreciate this down-to-earth sports story . . . rooted in the writer's knowledge of the game and what it means to its young players." -Kirkus"A well-crafted story and fun read. The sharp dialogue, the characters and, yes, maybe even a little bit of [Jack's] anxiety will resonate with young readers." -Tom Verducci, Sports Illustrated