Saturday, August 30, 2008

One Handed Catch by Mary Jane Auch

Summary: After losing his hand in an accident in his father's butcher shop in 1946, sixth-grader Norman uses hard work and humor to learn to live with his disability and to succeed at baseball, art, and other activities.

This story is based on the life of Herm Auch, husband of the author and the illustrator of many of her books. This is my favorite Bluebonnet book this year. It is a story of hope and great achievement in overcoming a tragedy. Norm loses his hand in an accident in his father's market but does not let his "handicap" keep him from any of his dreams. A great inspiration and entertaining read.

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