A Baseball Legend

Little Andy Oyler is the shortest player on the Minneapolis Millers. He’s also in bit of a slump. During a final at bat on
a fateful day in 1903, Andy considers quitting baseball for good. The bases are loaded and it begins to rain. The umpire considers calling the game, but he figures Andy will deliver a quick out. Does he? Or can the Millers defeat their rivals, the St. Paul Saints?

Ogunquit author and illustrator, Matt Tavares, recounts the baseball legend in Mudball, which Cute Potato #2 describes as “one cool story.” We couldn’t agree more. Tavares’ engaging book has young readers rooting for Andy from page one. Even if you’re not living in a baseball-crazed house like ours, you’ll love this tale of an underdog who forgets his critics and learns to have fun.

Interested in learning more about Tavares? Visit his web site. His new book, Henry Aaron’s Dream—about baseball great Hank Aaron’s formative years—is getting good reviews.

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