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Turner, Ann: Hard Hit.

Turner, Ann HARD HIT. ISBN 0-439-29680-3. New York: Scholastic Press, 2006. 167 pp. $16.99. Mark Warren is an outstanding high school baseball player. His one dream is to pitch a no-hitter so his dad will be proud of him. Pitching the no-hitter becomes even more imperative when Mark's dad is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Beautifully rich narrative poems help the reader accept the reality of the situation for Mark and his family. The reader gets an insider view of what a teenager experiences as his father dies. Turner includes a list of national help lines and other resources for grieving children. Ages 11 & up. Reviewed by Terre Sychterz, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA
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Author:Sychterz, Terre
Publication:Childhood Education
Date:Jun 22, 2007
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