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Lost boy

by Green, Tim, 1963-

Format: Print Book 2015
Availability: Available at 13 Libraries 14 of 15 copies
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Baldwin Borough Library Juvenile Fiction J GRE
Location  Baldwin Borough Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
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Bethel Park Public Library Young Adult YA GREEN Tim
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Young Adult
Call Number  YA GREEN Tim
Bethel Park Public Library Juvenile Fiction juv GREEN Tim
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Fiction Collection j FICTION Green
Location  CLP - Main Library
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library Young Adult YA FIC GRE
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Collection  Young Adult
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Coraopolis Memorial Library Juvenile Fiction TWE GRE
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Collection  Juvenile Fiction
Call Number  TWE GRE
Green Tree Public Library Children's JF GRE
Location  Green Tree Public Library
Collection  Children's
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Fiction j GREEN Tim
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Fiction
Call Number  j GREEN Tim
Northland Public Library Teen YA FIC GREEN
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Oakmont Carnegie Library Juvenile Fiction J GR
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Collection  Juvenile Fiction
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Penn Hills Library Juvenile Fiction j GRE
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Collection  Juvenile Fiction
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Plum Community Library Juvenile Fiction J FIC GRE
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Collection  Juvenile Fiction
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Upper St. Clair Township Library Juvenile Fiction JUV SPORTS GREEN
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Collection  Juvenile Fiction
Western Allegheny Community Library Middle Grade MG GREEN
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Fiction Collection CHECKED OUT
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Collection  Children's Fiction Collection

From New York Times bestselling author Tim Green comes a captivating baseball story about one brave boy's search for a miracle. Perfect for fans of Mike Lupica.

Ever since Ryder could remember, it's always been just Ryder and his mom. But in one day, everything changes. Ryder's mom is in the hospital fighting for her life after being struck by a truck while crossing the street. When he learns that his mom will need an expensive operation to survive, he steps up to the plate.

Ryder finds in his mother's closet a letter and a baseball signed by a Major League Baseball player, and he's sure the signature is his father's. So with this clue and the help of his next door neighbor and a New York City firefighter, Ryder goes on an epic quest to find his father and get the support he needs to save his mom. But will everything fall into place in time, or will Ryder become a lost boy forever?

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In a tale that is tense and scary right up until its improbably happy ending, 12-year-old Ryder is suddenly left on his own when his mother lands in the ICU. Circumstances dictate he must contact the father he has never known. Fortunately, he gets both immediate and longer-term help from a compassionate New York City firefighter and an embittered ex-reporter immobilized with a degenerative disease. Unfortunately, his dad turns out to be a major league pitcher with a wife and family. After his mom is given only days to live unless she has a very expensive operation, the pressure is on to find a way to come face-to-face with the man and then convince him to help. Green sends his painfully shy but courageous protagonist through realistically vicious emotional rapids as well as less realistic but suspenseful efforts to sneak into baseball clubhouses in both New York and Atlanta. Neither these ploys nor the eventual confrontation go well, but help comes just as all seems lost, and everyone's fortunes even those of the reporter and the firefighter turn bright. Ryder's fear and despair are sharply felt, and readers who prefer stories with uncomplicated resolutions will be pleased by the prolific Green's latest outing.--Peters, John Copyright 2015 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Mothers and sons -- Juvenile fiction.
Fathers and sons -- Juvenile fiction.
Identity (Psychology) -- Juvenile fiction.
People with disabilities -- Juvenile fiction.
Fund raising -- Juvenile fiction.
Traffic accidents -- Juvenile fiction.
Mothers and sons -- Fiction.
Fathers and sons -- Fiction.
Identity -- Fiction.
People with disabilities -- Fiction.
Fund raising -- Fiction.
Baseball -- Fiction.
Traffic accidents -- Fiction.
Baseball stories.
Publisher New York, NY :2015
Edition First edition.
Audience Ages 8-12.
Language English
Description 299 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN 9780062317087
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