The field beyond the outfield / by Mark Teague.

When Ludlow begins to play baseball to help combat his fears, he is placed so far out in the outfield that he becomes involved with an adjacent game in which a most astonishing thing happens.

Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Teague, Mark.
Format: Book
Published: New York : Scholastic Inc., 1991.
Review by Publisher's Weekly Review

The parents of champion daydreamer Ludlow Grebe decide that the cure for the monsters he sees lurking in his closet is simple: fresh air and exercise. Signed up for a baseball league, the hapless Ludlow languishes in an outfield position so distant ``the other players looked small as ants,'' but where his imagination can roam unfettered. And roam it does: plucked from the real game and whisked to a parallel, infinitely more bizarre one featuring two teams of large beetles, Ludlow is finally given a chance at bat, where in true Walter Mitty style he hits a home run and becomes hero of the day. Teague's ( The Trouble with the Johnsons ; Frog Medicine ) robust illustrations, slightly reminiscent of William Joyce's, are filled with sly detail (don't miss the four-handed umpire signaling to the four-handed pitcher), and his prose is as droll as ever; nevertheless this latest effort seems a bit thinner than his previous ones. Fans may find themselves wishing Teague had uncorked a stronger dose of his distinctive visual style. Ages 6-9. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

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