Welcome to the Show: A Mickey Tussler Novel, Book 3 by Frank Nappi

Welcome to the Show: A Mickey Tussler Novel, Book 3

byFrank Nappi

Paperback | April 19, 2016

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It’s 1950 and Mickey Tussler—the now-famous pitching prodigy with autism and a golden arm—is back for another baseball season in this third installment of Frank Nappi’s critically acclaimed Legend of Mickey Tussler series. Talk of Mickey’s legendary exploits on the field has grown since his improbable debut two years prior, as have the fortunes of Murph and the rest of the lovable ragtag Brew Crew. Now Mickey, Murph, and Lester find themselves heading to Bean Town to play for the Boston Braves.

The call up is sweet, for all of them have overcome insurmountable odds to get where they are. But life in the major leagues is filled with fast-paced action both on and off the field. The bright lights of Boston hold a new series of challenges, hardships, and life lessons—especially for Mickey, who finds himself a long way from throwing apples into a barrel back on the farm. The three newest Braves have each other to lean on, as well as a new group of fans who are swept away by pennant fever, but balancing everything this new world has to offer may prove to be the greatest challenge of all.

Sky Pony Press, with our Good Books, Racehorse and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of books for young readers—picture books for small children, chapter books, books for middle grade readers, and novels for young adults. Our list includes bestsellers for children who love to play Minecraft; stories told with LEGO bricks; books that teach lessons about tolerance, patience, and the environment, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
Frank Nappi has taught high school English and creative writing for over twenty-five years. His debut novel, Echoes from the Infantry, received national attention, including MWSA’s silver medal for outstanding fiction. Welcome to the Show! is the third book in his critically acclaimed Legend of Mickey Tussler series. Frank lives ...
Title:Welcome to the Show: A Mickey Tussler Novel, Book 3Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:288 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 1 inShipping dimensions:288 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 1 inPublished:April 19, 2016Publisher:Sky PonyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1634508297

ISBN - 13:9781634508292

Appropriate for ages: 12

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Editorial Reviews

"From encounters with prejudice about special needs in society (''Regular folks and other kinds should not mix. It ain''t natural.'') to games that teach Mickey about life (''Baseball, Murphy, like life, my friend, can only be understood backward....It can only be understood backward, but it most be lived forward.''), Welcome to the Show is about achievement against all odds and the ripple effect of a game that spills into life experience, ethics, and psychological growth."—D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review"A marvelous blending of baseball history and first-rate fiction. The perfect conclusion to an outstanding baseball saga."—Howie Rose, sportscaster for the New York Mets"A masterful final chapter in the incredible life of a most compelling baseball legend. The Legend of Mickey Tussler series is a baseball trilogy destined to become the definitive work in the genre."—David Satriano, New York Post"Welcome to the Show is an action-packed, heartwarming story that completes the most captivating baseball trilogy ever written. Frank Nappi writes the way Miguel Cabrera hits—brilliantly, powerfully, effortlessly. Readers will stand up and applaud as Mickey Tussler''s journey reaches new heights."—Bill Madden, New York Daily News"Frank Nappi’s Legend of Mickey Tussler series reminds us why sports, above all else, remain the great unifier, the great teacher, and why baseball remains our beloved national pastime. Mickey’s journey not only calls on our common ground as a people, but of the need to respect, appreciate, and understand those things that make us inherently individual and unique.”—John Valenti, Newsday"Bernard Malamud has the character of Roy Hobbs, and Frank Nappi has the intriguing character of Mickey Tussler. Through his award-winning series of three books, Nappi takes us on a journey through baseball life in the 1940s, as seen through the lens of autism. This is not a conventional baseball story, but one that lays out unique challenges and plot twists that differ from any series of baseball books that have come before."—Bruce Markusen, National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum"Wonderfully written baseball series with an accurate depiction of life in the minor leagues. Frank Nappi weaves throughout these stories the age old human condition of prejudice and narrow mindedness, things we all are still working on in the present. I cannot wait for the next book to see what Mickey and Lester can accomplish in the show."—Craig Swan, former New York Mets pitcher"It is refreshing to read a series of books that celebrate the extraordinary talent that a very special young man with autism possesses. These books also show the real challenges those touched by autism must endure. The saga of Mickey Tussler spoke to me as a former professional athlete and as also a parent of another special young man with autism."—Olie Kolzig, former NHL goaltender"In the third novel in his heartwarming, unforgettable Mickey Tussler baseball series, Frank Nappi has surpassed himself. In this latest tale of a young autistic pitcher with a ''golden arm,'' Nappi hits another one out of the park."—Betty Dravis, author of Star Struck: Interviews with Dirty Harry and Other Hollywood Icons