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Patneaude, David.
Morton Grove, Ill. : A. Whitman, 2000.
IL 5-8, RL 5.7
ISBN 0807531812
Nelson loves baseball and dreams of pitching for his team. He's determined to keep the team together despite losing their manager and some key players. He convinces his athletic, college-age cousin Michelle (Mike for short) to become the team manager. She tells the boys the story of Andy Kirk, a boy who fell to his death from a tree while watching his older brother play ball on that very field years before. Now it seems the ghost of Andy Kirk is leaving the team insightful messages in the dirt. Should the team follow his suggestions? Are the messages really left by a ghost?  (Jean B. Bellavance for Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards, 2003-2004)
SUBJECTS:     Baseball -- Fiction.
                        Ghosts -- Fiction.


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