Isaac is determined to pitch a perfect game: no hits, no runs, no walks, and no errors.
He can't settle for less if he wants to make the summer all-star team. But when he allows a hit, Isaac keeps losing his cool on the mound and can't get his head back in the game.
Then Issac meets a very interesting Unified Sports basketball player who gets him thinking in a different way about the whole idea of a "perfect" game. But will this change in perspective help him be a better pitcher?
Themes of kindness, friendship, perfection, and ability star in this inspiring installment of Fred Bowen's Sports Story Series. The afterword provides interesting facts about the Special Olympics.
About the Author
Fred Bowen was a Little Leaguer who loved to read and is still a lifelong sports fanatic. He is the author of the action-packed Fred Bowen Sports Story series, currently totaling more than twenty titles. For thirteen years, Bowen coached kids' baseball and basketball teams. He has also written a weekly sports column for kids in the Washington Post since 2000. He was a lawyer for many years before retiring to become a full-time children's book author.Bowen lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, with his wife Peggy Jackson. They have two grown children.
"A combination of fast-paced action, sports savvy young characters and authentic situations makes this novel a winner." —Washington Parent
"Perfect Game is about the important lessons sports can teach: How to play for the love of the game." —Tim Shriver, Chairman and CEO, Special Olympics