The Brooklyn Nine (Paperback)
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Baseball is in the Schneider family blood. Each member of this family, from family founder Felix Schneider in the 1800s to Snider Flint in the present day, has a strong tie to the game and to Brooklyn. Through the years this family has dodged bullets on a battlefield, pitched perfect games, and dealt with the devastating loss of family and the Brooklyn Dodgers. Nine innings?nine generations. One game?one family. Through it all, one thing remains true: the bonds of family are as strong as a love of the game.
About the Author
ALAN GRATZ was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. After graduating from the University of Tennessee, he began a succession of jobs--newsletter writer, high school teacher, university lecturer, bookseller, radio commercial writer, advertising copy writer, middle school teacher, library shelver--all the while working on various writing projects. In 2006, he published his first novel, "Samurai Shortstop", an ALA 2007 Top Ten Book for Young Adults. Alan's award-winning books include "The Brooklyn Nine", "Fantasy Baseball", "Starfleet Academy: The Assassination Game", "Prisoner B-3087", and "The League of Seven", the first in a series of alternate history middle grade fantasy novels. When he's not writing, he's usually reading other people's books or creating an awesome new costume for science fiction/fantasy conventions. He lives with his family in North Carolina.