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Michael Northrop is the New York Times bestselling author of TombQuest, an epic book and game adventure series featuring the magic of ancient Egypt. He is also the author of Trapped, an Indie Next List selection, and Plunked, a New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing selection and an NPR Backseat Book Club pick. An editor at Sports Illustrated Kids for many years, he now writes full-time from his home in New York City. Learn more at michaelnorthrop.net.


Praise for PLUNKED
An uncommonly thoughtful baseball novel. --PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

Well-developed characters and a strong narrative voice make this novel about much more than baseball. . . . Pitch-perfect. --SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL Readers will appreciate this down-to-earth sports story that stays within its game, offering . . . a realistic story rooted in the writer's knowledge of the game and what it means to its young players. --KIRKUS REVIEWS What Northrop does particularly well here is to dig into the deep, complex psychology of an at-bat, where there's so much more going on than a simple meeting or missing of a ball and bat. --BOOKLIST

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