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The Prince of Fenway Park

5th Grade, 6th Grade and up, Fantasy, MCBA 2011-2012, Realistic, Sports

The Prince of Fenway Park by Julianna Baggott
Recommended for: Grades 5 to 7

As this story begins, the Red Sox are down 2 games against the Yankees in the American League Championship Series of 2004 and Red Sox fans are thinking about the Curse. Oscar has other worries. He feels he doesn’t fit in anywhere and his mom is sending him to stay with his father for a month or so. Oscar doesn’t really know his father. The surprise of his life awaits when his father reluctantly agrees and takes Oscar to his home – underneath Fenway Park! There Oscar learns that his father is one of the many Cursed Creatures both good and evil who cannot leave until the Red Sox Curse is broken. Will Oscar be the key?
This clever tale is a fun mix of fantasy and baseball history while
covering issues of racism and family relationships.

Reviewed by: Mrs. McIntire

5th Grade, 6th Grade and up, Fantasy, MCBA 2011-2012, Realistic, Sports.
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