Thursday, March 24, 2011

Alan Gratz is Coming Saturday!!!

He's a baseball fan that always bats first in our hearts!  Alan Gratz, former Avondale resident and the author of Samurai Shortstop and The Brooklyn Nine (among other titles), has just released Fantasy Baseball.  He'll be at Little Shop of Saturday, March 26th at 4 p.m. to do some reading and signing.

As an added bonus, the city of Decatur plays a role in this book!

From Alan's website:

A flying monkey in the outfield. A toad at short. Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz on the mound. Alex Metcalf thinks he’s dreaming, but the Oz Cyclones exist here in Ever After, where storybook characters live on as long as kids in the real world believe in them.

But Alex isn't a storybook. To get home, he and the Cyclones will have to win the Ever After Baseball Tournament and earn wishes from the Wizard of Oz. Trouble is, the Big Bad Wolf wants a wish too.

To win the tournament, Alex and the Cyclones will have to defeat the wolf, play the best baseball of their lives, and find the courage to believe in themselves. But what good is believing in yourself if the real world stops believing in you?

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