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The Longest Home Run

Posted By: Kathryn Marie Malkowski    Published: Tuesday, 12 Apr 2016


The Longest Home Run

"The longest home run in the history of baseball was hit by a girl."  So begins a baseball misadventure in the village of Ste. Justine.  This time, a strange girl named Adeline shows up at the daisy field where Roch and his friends play baseball all summer.  She proceeds to hit a towering home run...right through the window of the crankiest man in town.  Adeline has other powers as well, which Roch and the boys discover at a magic show.  But without the baseball, the game cannot go on.  When Adeline literally disappears, who do you think has to get the ball back?

About the Author

Roch Carrier is one of Canada's best known and funniest writers.  His books have won many honors, including the Stephen Leacock Medal for humor.  He is the first writer to head the Canada Council, the country's major arts agency.

About the Illustrator

Sheldon Cohen won the British Academy Award and five other international honors for his animated film of Roach Carrier's The Sweater, and recieved the Governor General's Literary Award for Illustration for The Boxing Champion.

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