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by John R. Tunis


Rookie of the Year (Odyssey Classic). The Kid From Tomkinsville is about as dated as Huckleberry Finn.

Rookie of the Year (Odyssey Classic). Anybody who dreams about spring training or the unheralded rookie phenom who is going to take the league by storm should regard the John R. Tunis' masterpiece as required reading. The feel of baseball at its purest permeates in a way that it cannot be put down whether you last read it 40 years ago or are reading it aloud to your 9 year old sitting next to you, oiling a new glove.

Of all those books, the Kid From Tomkinsville was one of the most memorable

Of all those books, the Kid From Tomkinsville was one of the most memorable. While the background of the 1940's made the presentation difficult for someone in their early teens in the 1960’s, the descriptions of baseball more than made up for it. Roy Tucker is the title character and an excellent pitcher.

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The Kid from Tomkinsville book. John R. Tunis is both. This book is a classic. The story starts out with Roy Tucker, a rookie pitcher, boarding a train to try out for a spot with the Dodgers. He made it through training camp, but problems for The Kid from Tomkinsville were just beginning. So few authors today write anything of value like what is written in this story.

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Kid from Tomkinsville. Odyssey Classics (Odyssey Classics). By (author) R. John Tunis. Free delivery worldwide. Shortly before a serious accident ends his dream of pitching, Roy Tucker is called up from a small-town team in Connecticut to help the Brooklyn Dodgers out of a slump. Includes an introduction by Bruce Brooks.

John Roberts Tunis (December 7, 1889 – February 4, 1975), "the 'inventor' of the modern sports story",:11 was an American writer and broadcaster. Known for his juvenile sports novels, Tunis also wrote short stories and non-fiction, including a weekly sports column for the New Yorker magazine.

It was hardly a cheerful spot. Most of them were on crutches, had splints on legs or arms, or worse still, wore iron braces. He passed quickly through the big room used as a clinic. And to everyone connected with the hospital because they all knew about the Kid from Tomkinsville and his injury. Down the corridor round a corner he came to a room which had the words X RAY on the door.

Items related to World Series (Odyssey Classics (Odyssey Classics)). TUNIS (1889-1975) was considered one of the finest writers for young people during the 1940s and '50s. Tunis, John R. World Series (Odyssey Classics (Odyssey Classics)). ISBN 13: 9780152056544. He wrote more than twenty books, many of them award winners. The timeless appeal of his novels has made them enduringly popular with readers of all ages.

Shortly before a serious accident ends his dream of pitching, Roy Tucker is called up from a small-town team in Connecticut to help the Brooklyn Dodgers out of a slump.Includes an introduction by Bruce Brooks.

The Kid from Tomkinsville (Odyssey Classics (Odyssey Classics)) epub download

ISBN13: 978-0152056414

ISBN: 0152056416

Author: John R. Tunis

Category: Books for children

Subcategory: Sports & Outdoors

Language: English

Publisher: Harcourt; First edition (March 1, 2006)

Pages: 278 pages

ePUB size: 1509 kb

FB2 size: 1937 kb

Rating: 4.5

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Cogelv
Worth reading---in my case, re-reading. I hadn't thought about this book in a long time since I was probably nine or ten when I first read it and was pulled into the story of "The Kid" as he tries to make it into major league baseball. A man I was talking to recently mentioned it, and said he felt this book, which he estimates he'd read 17 or 18 times, had influenced his life. Granted, 1940s' Brooklyn Dodgers portrayed in the book are nothing like the multi-billion dollar franchise they became after the move to L.A., but the emotions of young players, and older players whose careers are ending---those haven't changed over the years. This may be a bit of a tough read for young readers since Tunis drops characters in without explanation and the reader has to figure out who "Casey" is, and what is being discussed. Still, this is a wonderful time capsule with a heroic young man who is getting to live his dream, and has to learn how to move through his nightmare and on to success.
Cogelv
Worth reading---in my case, re-reading. I hadn't thought about this book in a long time since I was probably nine or ten when I first read it and was pulled into the story of "The Kid" as he tries to make it into major league baseball. A man I was talking to recently mentioned it, and said he felt this book, which he estimates he'd read 17 or 18 times, had influenced his life. Granted, 1940s' Brooklyn Dodgers portrayed in the book are nothing like the multi-billion dollar franchise they became after the move to L.A., but the emotions of young players, and older players whose careers are ending---those haven't changed over the years. This may be a bit of a tough read for young readers since Tunis drops characters in without explanation and the reader has to figure out who "Casey" is, and what is being discussed. Still, this is a wonderful time capsule with a heroic young man who is getting to live his dream, and has to learn how to move through his nightmare and on to success.
Rose Of Winds
The Kid From Tomkinsville is about as dated as Huckleberry Finn. Anybody who dreams about spring training or the unheralded rookie phenom who is going to take the league by storm should regard the John R. Tunis' masterpiece as required reading. The feel of baseball at its purest permeates in a way that it cannot be put down whether you last read it 40 years ago or are reading it aloud to your 9 year old sitting next to you, oiling a new glove. The Kid's grandmother sitting on her porch in a small Connecticut town during a thunderstorm listening to the Dodger night game through the radio's static is timeless; as is the aging journeyman catcher, hands on hips, visor of his cap inches from the Kid's ear standing on the mound in an 8th inning jam, telling the Kid to trust his stuff and count on the 8 guys behind him on the field. A classic.
Rose Of Winds
The Kid From Tomkinsville is about as dated as Huckleberry Finn. Anybody who dreams about spring training or the unheralded rookie phenom who is going to take the league by storm should regard the John R. Tunis' masterpiece as required reading. The feel of baseball at its purest permeates in a way that it cannot be put down whether you last read it 40 years ago or are reading it aloud to your 9 year old sitting next to you, oiling a new glove. The Kid's grandmother sitting on her porch in a small Connecticut town during a thunderstorm listening to the Dodger night game through the radio's static is timeless; as is the aging journeyman catcher, hands on hips, visor of his cap inches from the Kid's ear standing on the mound in an 8th inning jam, telling the Kid to trust his stuff and count on the 8 guys behind him on the field. A classic.
Roram
Very enjoyable. God read for youth or adults with a historic like for baseball and it heroes of yesteryear. Fictional account of The Kid who could have been anyone or everyone was a sweet story.
Roram
Very enjoyable. God read for youth or adults with a historic like for baseball and it heroes of yesteryear. Fictional account of The Kid who could have been anyone or everyone was a sweet story.
Beardana
This is a great book about growing up and getting to do some of the things you dreamed of as a child. I am not a baseball fan but found this to be a wonderful story about life. I think a baseball fan might enjoy it even more than I did.
Beardana
This is a great book about growing up and getting to do some of the things you dreamed of as a child. I am not a baseball fan but found this to be a wonderful story about life. I think a baseball fan might enjoy it even more than I did.
Malaris
My dad loved these when he was young and now my nine year old son loves them too.
Malaris
My dad loved these when he was young and now my nine year old son loves them too.
Wyameluna
This is probably my fifth reading of the Kid... getting ready for baseball season. Wonderfully written... set in the late 1930's, it takes you back to simpler times when kids grew up admiring baseball players and the glories of the come from behind season. I've read this to my kids around 1980 and I'll probably read it to my grandkids in the next year or two. John R. Tunis is a great storyteller, and this is one of his best.
Wyameluna
This is probably my fifth reading of the Kid... getting ready for baseball season. Wonderfully written... set in the late 1930's, it takes you back to simpler times when kids grew up admiring baseball players and the glories of the come from behind season. I've read this to my kids around 1980 and I'll probably read it to my grandkids in the next year or two. John R. Tunis is a great storyteller, and this is one of his best.
Chilele
Nostalgia. Read it first time in 50's
Chilele
Nostalgia. Read it first time in 50's
I am a sucker for baseball stories and l though it to be an all most believable story. But you know when I was young and playing ball I liked to read the key stone kids books and day dream about me playing on the Brooklyn Dodgers team and pitching against Yankees. I would recommend this story to any one who ever daydream , like this old man use to and still dose
I am a sucker for baseball stories and l though it to be an all most believable story. But you know when I was young and playing ball I liked to read the key stone kids books and day dream about me playing on the Brooklyn Dodgers team and pitching against Yankees. I would recommend this story to any one who ever daydream , like this old man use to and still dose