Farm Team by Will Weaver

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 3 Critic Reviews

unrated

Synopsis

Life is hard on a dairy farm in the heartland of Minnesota. Milking, haying, planting and harvesting leave little time for the thing Billy Baggs loves most--baseball. When Billy's father is sent to jail, the burden of providing for the family falls to Billy, and the long-awaited season of summer baseball becomes an impossibility. The sequel to the ALA Best Book Striking Out.
 

About Will Weaver

See more books from this Author
In addition to his award-winning Billy Baggs novels "Str In addition to his award-winning Billy Baggs novels "Striking Out, Farm Team, " and "Hard Ball, " all of which are Aiking Out, Farm Team, " and "Hard Ball, " all of which are ALA Best Books for Young Adults, Will Weaver is the author ofLA Best Books for Young Adults, Will Weaver is the author of two books for adults, "Reed Earth, White Earth" and "A Grav two books for adults, "Reed Earth, White Earth" and "A Gravestone Made od Wheat." He is the winner of both the McKnightestone Made od Wheat." He is the winner of both the McKnight and the Bush Foundations' prizes for fiction. Mr. Weave and the Bush Foundations' prizes for fiction. Mr. Weaver teaches English and creative writing part-time at Bemidji r teaches English and creative writing part-time at Bemidji State University in northern Minnesota. "Memory Boy, " his lState University in northern Minnesota. "Memory Boy, " his latest book for young adults, was recently cited by ALA Booklatest book for young adults, was recently cited by ALA Booklist. ist.
 
Published January 1, 1999 by Perfection Learning. 279 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for Farm Team

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

Weaver (Striking Out, 1993) begins his novel in black and white, swiftly setting up a Dickensian network of coldness and cruelty around Billy, 13.

| Read Full Review of Farm Team

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

Weaver (Striking Out) combines wickedly sharp wit with a love of baseball and intimate knowledge of farm life to yield an emotionally satisfying tale. With a classic triumph-of-the-underdogs theme, si

Jul 03 1995 | Read Full Review of Farm Team

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

Determined to have fun despite-or rather because of-grim Abner's absence, mother Mavis circulates flyers inviting one and all to Friday night baseball, to be played on the diamond she and Billy make in a cow pasture.

| Read Full Review of Farm Team

Reader Rating for Farm Team
90%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 18 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review
×