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Dugout: The Zombie Steals Home



written and illustrated by
Scott Morse

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Scholastic
Imprint
Graphix
ISBN
9781338188103
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Twins Stacy and Gina Cavallaro are rivals on the baseball field, each pitching for a different little league team. Gina is a sports whiz and the star of her crack team, while Stacy's band of misfits hasn't won a game all season. The battling sisters also happen to be the youngest in a long line of local witches. So when Gina's magic spins out of control and her spell accidentally raises a zombie, the girls have to set aside their differences and figure out how to make everything going wrong, go right. And Stacy's team of misfits-Billy, Sanchez, Levi, Beans, Paddy, Killroy, Gomez, and Boots-must band together to save the day!

Cast of characters. Baseball facts. Full-color illustrations.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

256

Trim Size

9" x 6"

Dewey

[Fic]

AR

2.4: points 1

Lexile

GN130L

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Sep 2019

Book Genres


Topics

Baseball. Zombies. Curses. Supernatural occurrences. Teamwork. Sisters. Grandmothers. Family life. Graphic novels.

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews*, Booklist

School Library Journal

Gina and Stacy, twin sisters being raised by their grandmother, can’t get along. To make matters worse, they play on rival baseball teams. While Gina’s team is on a winning streak, Stacy’s team can’t catch a break, let alone a fly ball. Her fellow Rooks are convinced the team is cursed; after all, everyone knows her grandmother is a witch. It’s clear that Gina and Stacy care about each other, but they have trouble showing it. A fight between the two of them leads Gina to accidentally curse Stacy’s baseball mitt, which culminates in the raising of an undead baseball player. Surprisingly, the zombie might just be the ticket to help the Rooks improve their game. Morse’s artwork is highly dynamic. There’s movement in nearly every frame, which can make it hard to distinguish the other players on Stacy’s team. The other Rooks are all along for the ride and offer playground humor and problem-solving in equal measure. The story lags a bit in the middle, but sports fans will be so wrapped up in the baseball plot that they’ll hardly notice. The zombie plot line is barely scary, making this an approachable read even for those who shy away from horror. This madcap tale of strikeouts and sibling rivalry will do well in most young graphic novel collections.

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Gina and Stacy, twin sisters being raised by their grandmother, can’t get along. To make matters worse, they play on rival baseball teams. While Gina’s team is on a winning streak, Stacy’s team can’t catch a break, let alone a fly ball. Her fellow Rooks are convinced the team is cursed; after all, everyone knows her grandmother is a witch. It’s clear that Gina and Stacy care about each other, but they have trouble showing it. A fight between the two of them leads Gina to accidentally curse Stacy’s baseball mitt, which culminates in the raising of an undead baseball player. Surprisingly, the zombie might just be the ticket to help the Rooks improve their game. Morse’s artwork is highly dynamic. There’s movement in nearly every frame, which can make it hard to distinguish the other players on Stacy’s team. The other Rooks are all along for the ride and offer playground humor and problem-solving in equal measure. The story lags a bit in the middle, but sports fans will be so wrapped up in the baseball plot that they’ll hardly notice. The zombie plot line is barely scary, making this an approachable read even for those who shy away from horror. This madcap tale of strikeouts and sibling rivalry will do well in most young graphic novel collections.

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