The Slugger’s Shadow

By Bob Temple

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Aaron is a 12-year-old baseball phenom, but only when he’s playing in the field. At the plate, he struggles. Now, it’s the last inning of the last game of the season, and Aaron’s in the batter’s box, down by one with the bases loaded. Just as he steps up to the plate, Aaron spots his superstar-athlete older brother, Will, who completely abandoned him at the worst possible time. Can Aaron come through in the clutch when his team needs him most, and will his brother come through for him and their family?

In the Clutch hooks readers with a do-or-die moment from youth sports, then rewinds to show how the books’ young athletes found themselves needing to perform under pressure.

About the Author

Bob Temple is the author of more than 100 books for young readers under his own name and a variety of pen names. He was the originator of the best-selling Jake Maddox series of sports fiction books, and spent more than a decade as a sportswriter, covering pro, college, and high school sports. He lives in Minnesota with his wife.

  • Hardcover ISBN: 9781631636738
  • Paperback ISBN: 9781631636745
  • Ebook ISBN: 9781631636752
  • Reading Age: from 8 to 10 years
  • Interest Age: from 8 to 10 years
  • Hardcover dimensions: 5.25 x 7.5 in
  • Paperback dimensions: 5.25 x 7.5 in
  • Publication date: Sep 01, 2022
  • Rights/Sales territory: Worldwide
  • Format: Hardcover | Paperback | Ebook
  • Pages: 72
  • Series: In the Clutch
  • Imprint: Jolly Fish Press
  • Subjects:
    JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / General
    JUVENILE FICTION / Sports & Recreation / General

Reviews of The Slugger’s Shadow:

"Touching on topics such as sibling rivalry, insecurity, self-image, and grieving, this book . . . will capture readers' attention and leave them thinking about not only the exciting baseball story it is but also the emotional challenges that young people can encounter." —Children's Literature

Awards received by The Slugger’s Shadow:

A 2022 Junior Library Guild Selection

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