Monday, May 20, 2019

Lucky Enough by Fred Bowen

Lucky Enough
by 
Fred Bowen
About the Book

Trey is overjoyed when his lucky charm helps him make the travel team, but will his
luck hold out?

When Trey's treasured lucky charm―a piece of blue sea glass he found near his
grandmother's beach house―"helps" him make it onto the Ravens travel team with
his friend Cole, he is overjoyed. This stroke of good fortune reinforces his
superstitious behavior, and the rituals become more and more important to him.

In spite of some teasing and even some sarcasm from his teammates, Trey persists―
he never steps on the foul line, he obsessively taps the corners of home plate
when he's at bat, he always chooses the same lucky bat―and the list just keeps getting longer.
Why stop? After all, his tactics are working; he's doing quite well on the field and
in the batter's box.

Then one day he can't find his lucky sea glass. He and Cole search everywhere―but it's no use.
Trey's performance begins to slip, and he is convinced that his future with the Ravens is doomed.
It is no comfort to him to learn that many pro baseball players also depended on
lucky charms or rituals. Things don't start to improve for Trey until his uncle
reminds him of his grandmother's favorite saying: "The harder you work, the luckier you get."

Author Fred Bowen continues his Sports Story series with play-by-play action that’s sure to keep readers on the edge of their seats!

Author's Website

Fred Bowen 

Other books in Sports Story Series listed by title in alphabetical order.

DOUBLE REVERSE

Looks can be deceiving!

DUGOUT RIVALS

New player stirs jealously.

FINAL CUT

Four friends compete to make the same team.

FULL COURT FEVER

Short players discover winning strategy.

GO FOR THE GOAL!

Talented players need to put the TEAM in teammates.

GOLDEN GLOVE

Kids loses glove then his confidence.

HARDCOURT COMEBACK

Awesome player loses confidence.

KID COACH

Coach quits. Kids take over.

No Easy Way: The Story of Ted Williams and the Last .400 Season

This is my only nonfiction; It's a picture book biography.

OFF THE RIM

Boy wants to be a star but finds a different way to shine.

ON THE LINE

Kid needs to swallow his pride and get the job done.

OUT OF BOUNDS

Winning the right way

PERFECT GAME

Isaac is a serious pitcher with an attitude problem.

PLAYOFF DREAMS

It's tough being the best player on a bad team.

QUARTERBACK SEASON

Diary of a quarterback.

REAL HOOPS

Hotshot player causes trouble.

SOCCER TEAM UPSET

Kids ditch friends to play on a travel team.

T.J.'S SECRET PITCH

It's a goofy pitch but it worked for a major leaguer.

THROWING HEAT

Star pitcher struggles in better league.

TOUCHDOWN TROUBLE

Winning the wrong way.

WINNERS TAKE ALL

Kids cheats and tries to keep it a secret.

Below they are listed alphabetically.

DOUBLE REVERSE

Looks can be deceiving!

DUGOUT RIVALS

New player stirs jealously.

FINAL CUT

Four friends compete to make the same team.

FULL COURT FEVER

Short players discover winning strategy.

GO FOR THE GOAL!

Talented players need to put the TEAM in teammates.

GOLDEN GLOVE

Kids loses glove then his confidence.

HARDCOURT COMEBACK

Awesome player loses confidence.

KID COACH

Coach quits. Kids take over.

No Easy Way: The Story of Ted Williams and the Last .400 Season

This is my only nonfiction; It's a picture book biography.

OFF THE RIM

Boy wants to be a star but finds a different way to shine.

ON THE LINE

Kid needs to swallow his pride and get the job done.

OUT OF BOUNDS

Winning the right way

PERFECT GAME

Isaac is a serious pitcher with an attitude problem.

PLAYOFF DREAMS

It's tough being the best player on a bad team.

QUARTERBACK SEASON

Diary of a quarterback.

REAL HOOPS

Hotshot player causes trouble.

SOCCER TEAM UPSET

Kids ditch friends to play on a travel team.

T.J.'S SECRET PITCH

It's a goofy pitch but it worked for a major leaguer.

THROWING HEAT

Star pitcher struggles in better league.

TOUCHDOWN TROUBLE

Winning the wrong way.

WINNERS TAKE ALL

Kids cheats and tries to keep it a secret.

Meet Fred Bowen


Vocabulary Activity

Writing about a new vocabulary word can help you understand the word.
1. Choose at least 10 words you do not know as you read this book.
2. Write the sentence from the novel that contains the vocabulary word and page number.
3. What is the definition of the word?
4. Can you use it in your own sentence?
5. Explain how the word connects to the story.
Make a MCBA vocabulary book of other words in this book and all the
other MCBA books you read.