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Kurtis Scaletta

Biography

Kurtis Scaletta

Kurtis Scaletta is the author of several books for young readers including MUDVILLE, which was short listed for the Mark Twain Readers Award, and The Tanglewood Terror, which was a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award. He lives in Minneapolis with wife and son and some cats.

Kurtis Scaletta

Books by Kurtis Scaletta

by Kurtis Scaletta - Children's 3-7, Fiction, Friendship, Sports

Rafael has dreams. Every chance he gets he plays in the street games trying to build his skills, get noticed by scouts, and --- someday --- play Major League Baseball. Maya has worries. The bees are dying all over the world, and the company her father works for is responsible, making products that harm the environment. Follow Rafael and Maya in a story that shifts back and forth in time and place, from Rafael’s neighborhood in the Dominican Republic to present-day Minnesota, where Maya and her sister are following Rafael’s first year in the minor leagues.

by Kurtis Scaletta - Youth Fiction

Jim is tired of being the sidekick to his scientific genius, robot-obsessed, best friend Oliver. So this winter, when it comes time to choose partners for the science fair, Jim dumps Oliver and teams up with a girl instead. Rocky has spotted wild otters down by the river, and her idea is to study them. But what they discover is bigger—and much more menacing—than fuzzy otters: a hidden junkyard on abandoned Half Street. And as desolate as it may seem, there's something living in the junkyard.

by Kurtis Scaletta and Ethen Beavers - Children's, Sports

Diego Prado has spent most of his time on the Pines’ bench. But when Danny O’Brien goes on the disabled list, Diego gets a chance to play --- and he’s on a winning streak! Danny wants one of Chad’s “magic” baseball cards to get back in the game. Diego wants to keep playing. What’s a batboy to do?

by Kurtis Scaletta and Ethen Beavers - Children's, Sports

Umpire Solomon Johnson is squeezing the strike zone and throws out both the Pine City Porcupines starting pitcher and manager "Grumps" Humphrey for arguing the call. Chad tries to make peace by giving Solomon a rarely issued "umpire card" --- but the ump blows his top. He thinks Chad is making fun of his weight. It's going to be a long nine innings!