Graduate Research Papers

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Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Abstract

The purpose of this graduate project was to write Bat Boy. a beginning novel for readers in grades three through six. The main character in the story is Ryan Basye, who takes a trip to his great grandmother's house in a small Iowa town during the Fourth of July holiday. On this holiday, the town (Holland, Iowa), has a celebration that includes a fastpitch softball tournament, games of chance, rides, lots of barbecuing and fireworks after the championship softball game. Ryan is the bat boy tor his father's team and learns a lot about camaraderie between teammates and about the game of softball and baseball. Ryan also gets to go out on his own into the crowd to explore the celebration. He meets John, a boy who lives across the road from his great grandmother's house and together they have as much fun as two boys can have.

Year of Submission

1996

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Department

Division of School Library Studies

First Advisor

Barbara R. Safford

Date Original

9-24-1996

Object Description

1 PDF file (iv, 193 pages)

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