Welcome to Alfred Slote’s official website! Here he’s republishing his out-of-print children’s books, like ‘Jake,’ ‘Hang Tough, Paul Mather,’ and ‘My Robot Buddy’. Series By Alfred Slote; Books By Alfred Slote Similar Authors To Alfred Slote . Garnet R. Garrison, A.H. Garnet, Alfred Slote. from: $ · Jake. Alfred Slote. Once upon a time, I loved Alfred Slote so much that every bookstore trip The boy was named Jake Wrather, a brash Little League catcher.
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Matt Christopher never could have written that one. But she came to all the games and she was the only parent that did. Nobody, but nobody tangled with Lenny.
30 for 30 Short: ‘Jake’
The McLeod voices died down. Emily Grace marked it as to-read Aug 19, Claudia rated it it was amazing Apr 01, Pablo rated it it was amazing Aug 03, Maybe someday, Jake will be back in print and the world will make sense again.
In Slote and his baseball book Jake were the subject of an ESPN 30 for 30 short documentary in which Slote describes his writing process and reads from the book, saying it is his best writing.
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At shortstop Danny Kohl shuffled his feet nervously.
Jake by Alfred Slote
McLeod straightened up and came jakr to me. Dick Williams, our center fielder, had a better arm, and Jerry Jones, our ace pitcher, was better all around than me. I turned to see where it had gone.
Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. Maybe the publicity will get it reprinted. He wants to balance playing jazz and coaching a talented but underfunded team.
The ball breathed hot air over me. McLeod got red in the face. Catching Jerry had made John the best fielding catcher in the eleven-year-old league. Chris McKinley added it Mar 28, His writing has been described as “making space travel seem as ordinary as piling in the family wagon for a jaunt to McDonald’s”. I read everything as a kid — you name it, I read it. Mather was a Little League star battling leukemia and hoping to stay healthy sllote to pitch in the playoffs.
All in all, fighting to keep ourselves together as a team had really made us a tightly-knit ball club. Tyler Briggs marked it as to-read Jan 13, Kate rated it it was amazing Feb 20, jske Every adult was shouting at the umps to sloe us along, except our coach Mrs.
Matt rated it really liked it May 05, A few weeks later, a rough cut of his next short film landed in my e-mail box without warning.
You just had to hope. Hannah Stark marked it as to-read Oct 21, Be the first to discover new talent! I never knew my father who gave me my last name, and my mother left two years ago to visit down south and never came back. Really great young adult novel.
Alfred Slote – Wikipedia
It is a very good book, itself, and overall, I like Slote’s sports stuff better than his science fiction, which feels dated and with lessons that are a little more obvious and which takes a while to start as Slote explains what’s going on in the world. He currently resides in Ann Arbor, Michigan. We were up for the game, talking it up. Fulton, up until a little while ago, was the coach of our Little League team. This page was last edited on 14 Februaryat Mark Heringer added it May 29, It is a very good book, itself, and overall, I like Slote’s sports stuff better than his science fiction, which feels dated and with lessons that are a little more obvious and which takes a while to start as Slo I only read Alfred Slote’s science fiction stuff as a kid, and I forgot about him until ESPN’s second 30 on 30 special.
It led me to some other very good books he wrote.