Monday, October 29, 2007

The Aurora County All Stars

by Deborah Wiles
Coming to Zion's library shelves soon!

House Jackson lives for baseball. Well, he did until last summer when his elbow was broken by none other than Frances Shotz. Since then, he's spent hours reading to Mr. Norwood Boyd, a old recluse who has shut himself in his house for years. This summer will be different, though. The Aurora County All-Stars play one baseball game each year on the 4th of July. And this year, House is ready to play. But when Frances Shotz arrives back in town to direct the county anniversary pageant, House's longed-for game is in jeopardy. Every ball player has been volunteered by their mama to participate in the pageant which takes place at the same time as the ball game. Somehow, House must find a way to play ball and let his team join the pageant. Fans of 'Love Ruby Lavender' and "Each Little Bird That Sings" will enjoy this new story about Aurora County. There's a bit of mystery surrounding Old Man Boyd, a touch of discrimination involving Frances' grandfather, and plenty of humor to round out the story.

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