The Prince of Fenway Park
Julianna Baggott
HarperCollins (2009)
ISBN 9780060872427
Reviewed by Sara McGinn (age 9) for Reader Views (7/09)

 

Oscar Egg feels cursed.  A bully at school teases him.  His real parents didn’t want him and his adoptive parents got divorced.  When Oscar thinks of being cursed, he thinks of the Boston Red Sox.  They have been cursed for eighty-six years.

One day Oscar’s mother tells him he’s going to stay at his father’s house for a while.  His father lives under the pitcher’s mound at FenwayPark.  Oscar learns it is dangerous and that secrets lie there.  His father is half fairy and half human.  Oscar’s father is also part of the Red Sox curse.  Oscar thinks this is hard, but it’s nothing compared to what he goes through to break the curse.

Enduring a wild Pooka ride, making a weasel a spy, and going back in time are just some of the things he goes through to break the curse.   To find out what else happens, you have to read “The Prince of Fenway Park.”

This book was mystical and adventurous.  The curse had many magical creatures and I also felt like I was in the adventure with Oscar.

This book was mostly about baseball.  Even though I am not a fan of baseball, I loved this book!  I will always remember “The Prince of Fenway Park” by Julianna Baggott for it’s enchanting ways.

 

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