Blastin' the Blues

By Loren Long; Phil Bildner; Loren Long (Illustrator)
(Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Paperback, 9781416918912, 448pp.)

Publication Date: February 22, 2011

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover

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Description

In Blastin’ the Blues, still fearing they are being followed and even more worried they have a traitor in their midst, the team travels to New Orleans, where the magic of their ball and the music of the city create one memorable game. But like always, trouble is right around the corner and the hits keep on coming for the Payne family and all of the Travelin’ Nine!

In Home of the Brave, after the rousing success in New Orleans, Griffith, Ruby, and Graham are determined to beat the Chancellor at his own game and save their family as well as the game of baseball. Pulling into their hometown of Baltimore, the Paynes are reunited with a familiar face, and the Travelin’ Nine are tested on the field once again. Can they win without the help of their baseball? Prepare for fireworks in this final inning to the grand slam series, Sluggers !




About the Author

Loren Long illustrated President Barack Obama’s Of Thee I Sing; the newest version of The Little Engine that Could; Madonna’s second picture book, Mr. Peabody’s Apples; and the Barnstormers series. He also illustrated Frank McCourt's Angela and the Baby Jesus and is part of the Design Garage for Jon Scieszka’s Trucktown series. Loren’s work has appeared in Time, Sports Illustrated, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and Atlantic Monthly. He lives with his wife and two sons in Westchester, Ohio. Visit him at LorenLong.com.

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