I just finished this book! Coming from a softball family background, I can relate to the various scenes in it. It brought back many good memories of fun times at the ball field. The story was very detailed and easy to follow. I'm glad it had such a great ending! Hard work pays off. This would be a great book for young ball players to read to gain a knowledge of all that is involved in getting a ball field ready to be used and how many people it actually takes to achieve this goal.
This book is a wonderful story of life and sports (softball) in small town America. It is endearing and makes one want to live where Murdock Nolan (the protagonist) lives. It is heartwarming and good humored. The age group for this book varies depending on the sophistication of the reader. It would be especially a good read for age groups ranging from 12-adult. This book would make a wonderful Christmas present or when softball practice begins!