Searching For Candlestick Park

Paperback | September 27, 1999

byPeg KehretIllustratorS. Marchesi

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Life has been tough for Spencer since his dad left. His mom complains constantly, they never seem to have enough money, and they're always having to move. He knows his father works for the Giants baseball team and lives somewhere in San Francisco--and Spencer's sure that if he can somehow get there, his dad will take him in. But California is a long, dangerous way from Seattle if you've only got fourteen dollars, you're twelve?and you're alone.

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Fed up with being poor and listening to his mom’s complaint sessions, Spencer decides to head for the hills -- of San Francisco, that is. Spencer’s father works with the Giants baseball team, and he believes that if he can get to the west coast, his dad will surely embrace him with open arms. A young boy embarks on a bold, exciting and...

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Life has been tough for Spencer since his dad left. His mom complains constantly, they never seem to have enough money, and they're always having to move. He knows his father works for the Giants baseball team and lives somewhere in San Francisco--and Spencer's sure that if he can somehow get there, his dad will take him in. But Califo...

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ON THE RUNLife has been tough for Spencer since his dad left. Everything has changed. His mom complains constantly, they never seem to have enough money, and they're always having to move out of apartments in the middle of the night. He knows his father works for the Giants baseball team and lives somewhere in San Francisco -- and Spen...

Peg Kehret was born in Wisconsin, grew up in Minnesota, spent fourteen years in California, and now lives with her husband in Washington State. They have two grown children, four grandchildren, one dog, and one cat.Peg's novels for children are regularly recommended by the American Library Association, the International Reading Associa...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 7.7 × 5 × 0.4 inPublished:September 27, 1999Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0141303662

ISBN - 13:9780141303666

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Fed up with being poor and listening to his mom’s complaint sessions, Spencer decides to head for the hills -- of San Francisco, that is. Spencer’s father works with the Giants baseball team, and he believes that if he can get to the west coast, his dad will surely embrace him with open arms. A young boy embarks on a bold, exciting and somewhat dangerous journey in Peg Kehret’s Searching for Candlestick Park.

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"A fast-paced, exciting adventure". -- Booklist