Henry Holt and Company
After losing his hand in an accident in his father's butcher shop in 1946, sixth-grader Norman uses hard work and humor to learn to live with his disability and to succeed at baseball, art, and other activities.
Disability and Health; Physical disability; limb loss; amputation; hand amputee; one-handed
mother and father
Nutmeg Children's Book Award, 2011 Intermediate
Young Hoosier Book Award, 2009 - 2010 Middle Grade
Audie Award, 2009, Finalist, Children's Titles(for Ages 8-12)
Charlie May Simon Children's Book Award, 2009, Honor Book
Booklist Editors' Choice: Audio for Youth, 2008
Children's Catalog, Nineteenth Edition, Supplement, 2007
grocery store; meat market; accident; baseball; art; New York; sports; post-World War II; middle school
Auch, Mary Jane, "One-Handed Catch" (2006). Diverse Families. 1560.