The Baseball Kid

Young Adult - Non-Fiction
164 Pages
Reviewed on 10/19/2016
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Reviewed by Vernita Naylor for Readers' Favorite

As kids we all dream, but as we grow into adulthood we seem to lose the hope, desire, and the feeling of the dream. The Baseball Kid by Edmund S. Figure is a true story that's ideal for young readers with a passion to play the game. In The Baseball Kid, author Edmund S. Figure walks us through his dream of being a baseball player. Edmund’s journey takes us from childhood to several professional tryout camps as an adult. Edmund S. Figure talks about how baseball, baseball legends, the essence of the game, and lessons that he acquired along the way all became instrumental in his life. Baseball was not only a game, but the lessons Edmund received became a part of his journey. As Edmund S. Figure walks us through his journey in The Baseball Kid, he shares some words of wisdom after each chapter.

As I read through The Baseball Kid by Edmund S. Figure, I began to think about how timely this book is. Our children dream and they tend to dream what they see; they never know or would understand what is behind each curtain. In The Baseball Kid, you learn from Edmund’s perspective just what happens with every aspect of the game, from coaching to tryouts. Kids that have a passion for sports don't only want to play in the little leagues; they want to play professionally and they need some help getting there. “Reality can often intrude on a dream. You have to deal with it the best that you can and move on from there.” Advice from The Baseball Kid.