Three Strikes for Rotten Ralph

Rotten Ralph Rotten Readers (Volume 5)

Jack Gantos; pictures by Nicole Rubel

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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Before he tries out for the new Fighting Squirrels baseball team, Rotten Ralph is sure he is going to be a superstar. Never mind that he doesn’t have any skills and doesn’t want to practice. While his owner, Sarah, is doing everything she can to make the team, she tries to help Ralph do his best, too. But with his imagination running wild, Ralph’s worst is what comes out.

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Praise for Three Strikes for Rotten Ralph

"Gantos and Rubel offer easy reading, funny pictures, and an accessible lesson about humility and hard work—sprinkled with some legit baseball pointers."
--Publishers Weekly
 
"Ralph’s ... irrepressible rottenness will delight newly independent readers."
--Kirkus Reviews
 
"There is never a dull moment in this colorful and appealing early reader."
--School Library Journal
 
"A quirky but warmhearted baseball story that will amuse young readers, sports fans or not."
--Booklist

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Jack Gantos; pictures by Nicole Rubel

Jack Gantos and Nicole Rubel published their first book, Rotten Ralph, in 1976. They launched the Rotten Ralph Readers in 2001 with Rotten Ralph Helps Out. In addition to the Rotten Ralph books, Jack Gantos is the author of Hole in My Life, a memoir that won the Michael L. Printz and Robert F. Sibert Honors, Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key, a National Book Award Finalist, and Joey Pigza Loses Control, a Newbery Honor book. He lives with his family in Boston, Massachusetts. Nicole Rubel's many books include Twice as Nice: What It's Like to Be a Twin and  Grody's Not So Golden Rules. She lives in Aurora, Oregon.

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Three Strikes for Rotten Ralph
Jack Gantos; pictures by Nicole Rubel

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Hardcover
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
February 2011
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780374363543
ISBN10: 0374363544
Beginning Reader
5 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches, 48 pages, Color illustrations
Age Range: 6 to 8
Grade Range: 1 to 3
$16.99
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