Screaming at the Ump

By VERNICK, Audrey

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ISBN
9780544252080 9780544306691
Publisher
Clarion


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on May 1, 2014  |  Grades 5-8

Gr 5–8—Most kids who are baseball-obsessed do not focus their obsession on umpiring. But since Casey's father and grandfather run the third best umpire school in the country, Casey's passion is understandable. He also wants to become a sports journalist. When one of his father's students is revealed as a former major league baseball player who disappeared after a steroid scandal, Casey thinks he has stumbled onto the scoop of the year. But after lear...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2014

Twelve-year-old Casey's dad runs a school for umpires, so "people always assumed I was going to be an umpire when I g...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on June 1, 2014

The narrator, Casey Snowden, brings a fresh perspective to baseball fiction, since growing up at Behind the Plate Academy has made him an umpire school expert (according to Mrs. G in the front office, Casey “could run this whole school by himself if he had to.”). Characters are quirky and authentic. Casey’s best friend, Zeke, for instance, is likable despite his lack of social grace: when Zeke is “rambling on” about an episode of his favorite reality TV sho...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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