Can We Play Baseball Mr. DeMille? by Mark Angelo: #RWYK Certified Great Read – Book Review
Congratulations to Mark Angelo!
Can We Play Baseball Mr. DeMille? is our latest Certified great Read!
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“A young boy’s love letter to baseball along with a slice of classic Hollywood history”
Set in 1958, a young boy and his friends want to be baseball players just like their Dodger idols. There’s just one problem: they don’t have a field to play in.
Luckily, the kids know a secret. There’s a mansion around the corner with a yard big enough for an entire ball field and the hedge surrounding it has a gap just big enough to crawl through. Apparently, the owner is a big-time Hollywood mogul. He won’t mind a few ball games, right?
This sensational true story of a young boy’s encounter with a Hollywood legend is rich with youthful determination and summer fun, highlighting how every kid needs space to play.
About the Author
Click here to visit Mark’s website – www.canweplaybaseballmrdemille.com
To learn more about his first book, The Little Creek that Could, visit: www.thelittlecreekthatcould.com
HERE’S OUR REVIEW
Step back in time to 1958 with Mark Angelo’s latest picture book titled “Can We Play Baseball Mr. DeMille?”, where the dream of becoming baseball players consumes a young boy and his friends. Eager to emulate their beloved Dodger idols, they face a major obstacle—the lack of a proper field to play on. But a hidden opportunity presents itself in the form of a nearby mansion owned by a prominent Hollywood mogul. The kids stumble upon a secret—a gap in the hedge surrounding the mansion that grants them access to a yard spacious enough for an entire baseball field. Surely, the famous owner wouldn’t mind a few games, would he?
In this captivating and true tale, the story unfolds with youthful determination, adventure, and the joy of summer days filled with fun. It sheds light on the universal need for children to have open spaces where they can freely engage in play. Join the young protagonist as he navigates this remarkable encounter with a Hollywood legend, showcasing the enduring spirit of youth and the quest for a place to call their own.
The story effectively captures the nervousness and determination of the young boy as he seeks a way to pursue his passion. While set in the past, the situation remains relatable and familiar to readers. Baseball fans will appreciate the subtle mentions of recognizable names, without overpowering the story for those who aren’t as familiar with the sport. The presence of the Hollywood mogul adds an atmospheric tension, leaving listeners wondering whether the boy will succeed in his endeavor.
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