One-handed Catch

One-handed Catch

Book - 2006 | First edition.
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Not even losing his hand can keep Norm from trying out for the baseball team   What would life be like 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, or be an artist. It's up to Norm to find the strength to get beyond this roadblock and move on with his life.
Set against the quickening pace of life after wartime constraints, this inspiring novel is about an optimist who overcomes his misfortune with discipline and humor--and fulfills his dreams in ways no one could have expected.
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2006.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780805079005
Branch Call Number: J FIC Auch
Characteristics: 248 pages ; 22 cm


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Oct 23, 2012

Happy ending. Fast paced. Doesn't dwell on disaster or depression. Cheerful community.
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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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