Sunday, March 31, 2013

King of the Mound: My summer with Satchel Paige by Wes Tooke



Grades: 4-6

Nick loves baseball and helping out the Bismarck Churchill’s, the semiprofessional baseball team for which his father is a catcher. During the summer of 1935, as he is recovering from polio with a brace on one leg, he gets to see the great pitcher, Satchel Paige, play ball and learn important lessons about overcoming the odds.

Author Website: http://site.westooke.com/

6 comments:



  1. If you love baseball, then you will love this book! It is about a kid named Nick who recently had the Polio disease. He meets the great Satchel Paige because Nick’s father is on Satchel’s baseball team. I loved this book because I’m a huge baseball fan. Nick is my favorite character because he used to be a pitcher.


    N.P gr. 4
    Greenbush Elementary School
    West Warwick

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  2. If you like Satchel Paige this book is a good one for you. It is emotional and funny. It is emotional because he was very sick. My favorite part was when he got to see Satchel Paige a famous baseball player. I liked learning about baseball in the olden days.

    S. L. gr. 4
    Greenbush Elementary School
    West Warwick

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  3. Nick was going to be a star baseball player until polio ruined his future. After Nick is released from the hospital, he becomes friends with Satchel Paige, the greatest baseball player on the Bismarck baseball team. I think baseball fans will love reading this book. Leah F Grace School

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  4. This book is about a kid named Nick. His dad plays for a professional baseball team. Nick loves baseball but gets a terrible sickness and gets paralyzed. He works for the team his dad plays for and his dads coach signs Satchel Paige. All Summer he works for his dads team with Satchel Paige. At the end of the summer Satchel Paige encourages Nick to play ball again. He plays again and he is great. This book is out of the park!

    Ty C.
    Greenbush school
    West Warwick

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  5. A boy named Nick his father was on a team for baseball and Satchel Paige was on the team . Satchel Paige is my favorite because he was a famous baseball player and i like baseball. I liked this book because baseball is a great sport to me and i really like it. I think it is very cool.You should really get this book if you like baseball i like baseball thats why i liked it and i bet you will.

    Devyn G.
    Greenbush Elementary School
    West Warick

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  6. therealnewportbaseballrzFebruary 10, 2014 at 9:26 AM

    good book nick and sacth go thru so much adversity

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