Welcome to Alfred Slote’s official website! Here he’s republishing his out-of-print children’s books, like ‘Jake,’ ‘Hang Tough, Paul Mather,’ and ‘My Robot Buddy’. Series By Alfred Slote; Books By Alfred Slote Similar Authors To Alfred Slote . Garnet R. Garrison, A.H. Garnet, Alfred Slote. from: $ · Jake. Alfred Slote. Once upon a time, I loved Alfred Slote so much that every bookstore trip The boy was named Jake Wrather, a brash Little League catcher.

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Maybe someday, Jake will be back in print and the world will make sense again. We were loose now.

Found book after watching ESPN “30 for 30″ short about it. Retrieved from ” https: I room with my S,ote Lenny and he doesn’t care about anything except music.

JAKE by Alfred Slote | Kirkus Reviews

I was playing the position like a softball third baseman in a fast pitch game. A few weeks later, a rough cut of his slotee short film landed in my e-mail box without warning. Every adult was shouting at the umps to move us along, except our coach Mrs. Hardcoverpages.

30 for 30 Short: ‘Jake’

She always grins and says: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I was moving back because with a man on second and Jerry throwing those terrible pitches, we might have a play at third. I could chew them out. Fulton, up until a little while ago, was the coach of our Little League team.

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He was the most couragerous kid I knew. Jeff marked it as to-read Oct 27, He tossed it to Danny who tossed it to Tony who threw it to me and I threw it to John Fulton and there we were tossing the ball around the infield as though nothing had happened.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. McLeod got red in the face.

Sadie rated it it was amazing Oct 03, Preview — Jake by Alfred Slote. And I liked doing it. It’s too bad it isn’t more widely available, but who knows. Hannah Stark marked it as to-read Oct 21, If anyone was to blame for me putting the skull tag on, it was the coach. To keep me on my toes. Silvia added it Jul 27, I didn’t even know he wrote sports stuff.

McLeod whirled, but I whirled faster. Fulton was reading her paper during the games, and everyone was happy except the opposing teams. Matt rated it really liked it May 05, He stomped back to his coaching box, complaining loudly for the benefit of the fans.

Mather was a Little League star battling leukemia and hoping to stay healthy enough to pitch in the playoffs. That skull tag straightened him out just the way it did the runner — only for a good purpose. To ask other readers questions about Jakeplease sign up. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. Kris added it Jun 17, Dan rated it it was amazing Dec 08, She just turned the pages of her newspaper.

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McLeod called out, with a big slot.

He currently resides in Ann Arbor, Michigan. They were a well-trained team, you could see that right away, and much improved over last year.

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Mike Warwick added it Jan 31, Playing third base, I liked it less than anyone. And Jake and Lenny make a super team Lenny used to play semi-pro himselfbut the spotlight is on the Print-Alls who are in first place in the Arborville eleven-year-old league and in trouble.

Over the summer, he chased down an year-old retired author in Ann Arbor, brought a camera crew and hoped something good would happen. That cracked Jerry up.

And if you saw the ESPN for special and aldred if you should look for this book, yes, do so. Sometimes I get tired of cooking myself hamburgers and hot dogs. We alfrex her how to do that. Archived from the original on May 25, This page was last edited on 14 Februaryat