One-handed Catch

One-handed Catch

Book - 2009
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"Dad had asked me to give him a hand, and that's exactly what I was doing. I was fast becoming part of the fourteen-cent chopped meat special--which, I'm told, was not a big seller for the rest of the day."

What would it be like to go through life with only one hand? That's exactly what eleven-year-old Norm finds out when he loses his left hand in an accident at his family's store. It's July 4, 1946. World War II has ended, and life is getting back to normal. But for Norm, the pressing question now is whether he will ever be able to play baseball again. And what about his dreams of becoming an artist? Norm can't even figure out how to tie his shoes anymore. How will he ever learn how to pitch orcatch or swing a bat with no left hand? It's up to Norm to find the strength to get beyond this roadblock and move on with his life.

Publisher: Henry Holt and Co., 2009
ISBN: 9780312535759
Branch Call Number: JPAPERBACK
Characteristics: 248 p


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Oct 23, 2012

Happy ending. Fast paced. Doesn't dwell on disaster or depression. Cheerful community.
BOOKS 2 U book.


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Oct 23, 2012

Based partly on the author's husband. 11 year-old boy in 1946 loses his left hand in a meat grinder accident. Spends a year adjusting, learning to play baseball again. Mom pushes him hard, Dad is guilt-ridden.


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