Out at Home

Out at Home

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Dakota Anderson was a typical thirteen-year-old boy until his father moved out. He is sure that if he becomes a baseball star, his dad will come home. The team's star player works with Dakota on his baseball skills, and also leads him into trouble . . . with the law. A thought-provoking story that combines the love of every boy's life--sports--with a topic of shattering importance--divorce.show more

Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 137 pages
  • 129.5 x 198.1 x 10.2mm | 113.4g
  • Kregel Publications,U.S.
  • Grand Rapids, United States
  • English
  • 0825437245
  • 9780825437243

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The all-too-common subject matter of parental separation and divorce will strike a chord in many young readers. Narrated with straightforward simplicity, this novel offers constructive ways to help children deal with a painful fact of life.--Phyllis LaMontagne"KLIATT" (03/01/2005)show more

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The next pitch whipped toward me so fast, I could barely see it. I swung blindly, feeling the contact clear down to my feet. Vaguely aware of wild cheering in the background, my body blasted into automatic. Two steps from first, I saw it . . . I had whacked the ball over that fence--an automatic home run! It might take him all season, but Dakota is determined to become the best player on the team. Then, maybe his dad will be proud of him . . . and maybe he will come home. "In Out at Home I really learned a lot about forgiveness, especially during difficult situations. This is a good story about how God can change someone's heart." --Alexander Schwartz Age 11 Jeannie St. John Taylor, the author of multiple books, lives with her husband of nearly thirty years on a small working farm in the middle of Portland, Oregon. A professional artist, Jeannie is also a mother and former teacher with a masters degree. In her spare time, she works as a private investigator for her husband's financial investigation company.show more

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