Eli, an eleven year-old orphan, runs away to Ebbets Field during the 1955 World Series. He’s searching for the magic wish-fulfilling treasure that is said to be hidden somewhere in the ballpark. He winds up rescuing Jackie Robinson and making friends with a cantankerous old timer who might hold the key to the treasure. It’s a tale of trying to reach home.
Publish Date May 2017, Paloma Books. Paperback, 128 pages. 8.5" x 5.5" Ages 10 and up.
Author: Richard Seidman is a member of SCBWI, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and a founding member of a local children’s book writing critique group. He compiled and edited a nonfiction children’s book for Benchmark Education, I Am Deaf and I Dance: A Memoir. He is also the author of several screenplays for family films, including an adaptation of World Cup Mouse. He lives in Ashland, Oregon with his beloved wife, Rachael Resch, their chickens, and their myriad stuffed animals and other small friends.
Richard writes: “I write middle grade fiction for 7 to 12 year-olds. My belief is that stories can be sacred and renew and invigorate life. My life purpose is to cultivate the Spirit of Play through stories and jokes in order to enrich life for children and adults.”