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.
Author: John R. Tunis
Category: Books for children
Subcategory: Sports & Outdoors
Publisher: Harcourt; First edition (March 1, 2006)
Pages: 278 pages
ePUB size: 1509 kb
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