Two Strikes on Johnny

By: Christopher, Matt

Price: $25.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Good dust jacket


Corners very slightly bumped, shadow from price tage on FEP. DJ has 1/4" tears & chips near spine, tear on back from mid-top to middle of flap edge. Text is bright, clean and attractive, Black and white illustrations by Foster Caddell.

"Johnny Doane's brother Michael was blind. Yet he loved to go with Johnny to the games the Cardinals played. Johnny was the Cardinals' center fielder, and Michael thought he was just about the best ball player ever. Johnny knew he was not, that he was a poor hitter, but he couldn't bear to disappoint Michael. So he got in the habit of telling Michael small white lies. For example, he would describe an extra-base hit when actually he had reached base through a fielder's error, or an in-field pop-up would turn into an 'almost' home run. All this made Michael very happy, but of course eventually he found out the truth. How he found out and what happened to Johnny afterwards is told with lots of good baseball action.
Age Level: Grade 3-6; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall

Title: Two Strikes on Johnny

Author Name: Christopher, Matt

Illustrator: Illustrated by Caddell, Foster

Categories: Children's Books: Vintage, Science Fiction and Fantasy,

Edition: Third Printing

Publisher: Boston, Little Brown & Co: 1958

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Good dust jacket

Seller ID: 004667

Keywords: Vintage Children's Fiction Baseball Johnny Doane (fictitious Character) Michael Doane (fictitious Character Blind