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Rallison, Janette.
New York : Walker, 2002
IL 5.8, RL 5.7
ISBN 0802788041
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McKay lives, breathes and sleeps for baseball. Unfortunately, he may have to quit the team if he doesn't improve his algebra grade. Who cares when two trains will meet if you're going to be a baseball star with your own private plane? Passing algebra seems hopeless, but McKay’s best friend Tony has a plan. Get Serena, a pretty straight-A student, to think McKay likes her and then she can tutor him in algebra. Tony even  shows McKay his cool walk and talk for picking up girls. For the most part the plan works pretty well until Serena uncovers the plot, thanks to McKay’s bratty little brother.

Playing the Field is a hilarious story that will keep you laughing throughout the book.  (Melissa Bowman,, Armstrong Middle School,  Lone Star Book Award nominee, 2003-2004)

SUBJECTS:     Schools -- Fiction.
                        Baseball -- Fiction.

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