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Lucky Enough
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Lucky Enough

Part of Fred Bowen Sports Story Series

by Fred Bowen

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.

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!

Format: Hardcover
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-957-5
Publication Date: 3/1/2018
Page Count: 144
Size: 5-1/4″ x 7-1/2″
Age Range: 7 – 12
Language: English
Format: Paperback
Price: $6.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-958-2
Publication Date: 3/1/2018
Page Count: 144
Size: 5-1/4″ x 7-1/2″
Age Range: 7 – 12
Language: English
Format: eBook
ISBN: 978-1-68263-086-0
Age Range: 7 – 12
Language: English

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AR Level: 3.8
F&P: GRL Q, Gr 4, Genre RF
Lexile: 570L
Themes: Baseball, Family, Friendship, Self-Reliance, Superstition, Teamwork
BISAC 1: JUV032010 JUVENILE FICTION / Sports & Recreation / Baseball & Softball
BISAC 2: JUV030060 JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / General
BISAC 3: JUV039140 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance


“Bowen employs nearly every bit of applicable baseball lingo, with detailed descriptions of practicing and playing the games… In a nice touch, there are fun facts about some famous major league players who had lucky rituals, hats, bats, and more…. A good read for youngsters who know and love the game.” ―Kirkus Reviews

“A former kids’ baseball coach and the writer of a Washington Post sports column for young readers, Bowen adds an entertaining note on baseball superstitions…. The straightforward story will appeal to young players as well as older ones intimidated by longer novels.” ―Booklist

“This quick and to-the-point story is a solid choice for upper elementary readers as well as middle school collections looking to boost their hi-lo offerings.” ―School Library Journal


Alabama Camellia Award (Nominee, Grades 4-5 Fiction) ―Alabama Department of Education, 2019-2020

Kansas State Reading Circle Recommended Reading List (Intermediate)―Kansas National Education Association, 2019

Massachusetts Children’s Book Award (Master List) ―Salem State College, 2019-2020

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Meet the Author

Fred Bowen is the author of Peachtree’s popular Fred Bowen Sports Story series. A lifelong sports fanatic, he has coached youth league baseball, basketball, and soccer. His kids’ sports column “The Score” appears each week in the KidsPost section of the Washington Post. Bowen lives in Maryland. You can visit his website here.