"The ball seemed to be something other than an object struck by a wooden bat and sent sailing through the air over the park; it was more like a bird, something with an intelligence of its own, or like time itself moving as we stopped to gaze and wonder." That's how Smitty, 13, shortstop turned pitcher, describes the home run that the New Kid hit. Everything, Smitty says, was just fine before that hit. After the hit, his whole world, even the budding romance with Sandy Miller, seems to change, and the changes leave Smitty bewildered. It's a summer in the early 1960s. Smitty and his pals are entering high school. The story examines those changes through the prism of one spectatular baseball hit. It is also a story about kids playing summer baseball, their joy, their youth and friendship.
Peanutbutter is a cute little kitty who thinks she works in an office. She wears her little hat and tie and often falls asleep on the reams papers overflowing her inbox. Jeremy is the crafty crow who lives in the tree outside of Peanutbutter’s window. Jeremy tries to trick Peanutbutter again and again and steal her hat. Somehow Peanutbutter…
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