The Kid Comes Back

The Kid Comes Back Packs an extra quota of excitement and suspense The slam bang climax makes just the right finale for a grand baseball and adventure yarn New York Times Baseball fans will welcome a new book about a fa

  • Title: The Kid Comes Back
  • Author: John R. Tunis
  • ISBN: 9780688092900
  • Page: 467
  • Format: Paperback
  • Packs an extra quota of excitement and suspense The slam bang climax makes just the right finale for a grand baseball and adventure yarn New York Times Baseball fans will welcome a new book about a favorite character by a favorite writer of sports stories Horn Book.

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    About “John R. Tunis

    • John R. Tunis

      John Roberts Tunis the inventor of the modern sports story ,was an American writer and broadcaster Known for his juvenile sports novels, Tunis also wrote short stories and non fiction, including a weekly sports column for the New Yorker magazine As a commentator Tunis was part of the first trans Atlantic sports cast and the first broadcast of the Wimbledon Tennis Tournament to the United States.After graduating from Harvard and serving in the Army during World War I, Tunis began his writing career freelancing for American sports magazines while playing tennis in the Rivera For the next two decades he wrote short stories and articles about sports and education for magazines including Reader s Digest, The Saturday Evening Post and Esquire Tunis work often protested the increasing professionalization of sports in America He believed that amateur participation in sports taught values important for good citizenship like perseverance, fair play and equality, and that the emphasis on professional sports was turning America into a country of spectators His sports books also tackled current social issues such as antisemitism and racial equality.Though Tunis never considered himself a children s writer, all but one of his twenty four books were published for juveniles their success helped create the juvenile fiction book market in the 1940s Books like Iron Duke 1938 , All American 1942 and Keystone Kids 1943 were well received by readers and critics Iron Duke received the New York Herald Tribune Spring Book Festival Award for best juvenile novel and was named a The Horn Book Magazine Best Book The Child Study Association of America gave its Golden Scroll Award to Keystone Kids.In his tribute to the writer, Bernard Hayes said Tunis has probably made good readers of millions of young people His success with the juvenile audience helped change the publishing industry Along with writers like Howard Pease, his books demonstrated to publishers that there was money to be made in targeting books for teenagers His influence went beyond simply creating a market for young adult books In his attempt to link sports with the communities in which they are played, he broached some highly significant issues in the literature written for and about America s youth , according to John S Simmons in John R Tunis and the Sports Novels for Adolescents A Little Ahead of His Time Tunis never considered himself a writer of boys books, insisting his stories could be read and enjoyed by adults He felt that the word juvenile was an odious product of a merchandising age Despite his dislike of the term, Tunis novels helped create and shape the juvenile fiction book market.

    547 thoughts on “The Kid Comes Back

    • Before I was aware that it was part of a series, I read Rookie of the Year. It's the story of the feckless rookie pitcher Bones Hathaway.The I started to read the series in order. Keystone Kids also features Bones Hathaway, as someone who's on the team when oh never mind. Let's just say there's a Series Continuity Error that leads to what is nearly a Continuity Snarl (consult the TV Tropes wiki for more info), and knowing this makes reading these books a little Timey Wimey.It's almost like Tun [...]



    • I couldn't get into this book, but I think it's because fiction isn't my bag. If you dig baseball and WWII you'll prob like this.


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