fantasy, young adult
Cover art by William Joyce.
Summerland is a magical place, where the local Little League gathers to play baseball on a perfectly manicured lawn, and the sun is always shining in a flawless blue sky. However, the small beings known as ferishers, who ensure this perfect weather, are threatened by an ancient enemy and need a hero-a baseball star, in fact-to vanquish their foe.
Accompanied by his determined friend Jennifer T. Rideout and a motley crew of creatures that includes everything from a Sasquatch to a werefox, Ethan struggles to defeat giants, bat-winged goblins, and one of the toughest ball clubs in the realms of magic to save the Summerlands, and, ultimately, the world.
Michael Chabon, one of the most acclaimed storytellers of our time, creates a whole new universe richly drawn from American folklore, with legendary beings, monsters, and mythical creatures inhabiting a magical landscape where the powers of the past and the future, of good and evil, are locked in grand battle.
Michael Chabon (born 1963) is an American author. His critically acclaimed novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay (2000) received the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2001. He lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife, the novelist Ayelet Waldman, and their children.
Photo: Charlie Reiman. Source: Wikimedia Commons.