A coyote pup named Moth wends his way down the hills to San Francisco and discovers a community of animals living at the Giants ballpark. In his eagerness to fit in, he makes trouble for the other animals. The shy coyote must lead a daring rescue during a crucial Giants game to save his friends.
“Baynes brings vivid authenticity to his realization of the life of a spirited coyote named Moth. Readers will undoubtedly find … a riotous rescue mission by Moth and his friends on the field and in the stands of the stadium highly entertaining.”
“A home run for kids of any age, who love adventure, humor and, of course, baseball.”
Kristi Wright, author of The Basker Twins in the 31st Century
“Bill Baynes captures the humor, excitement, and flat-out fun of furry fiction at its best.”
Anne Mino Robinson, author of Spring of the White Bear
Tokyo, 1945. As post-war pressures mount, an American officer becomes entangled in the lives of a Japanese boy, his infant sister and his beautiful mother.
Tokyo, 1945. A Japanese boy too old for his years, a survivor of the American firebombing, dares to cross the wasteland where he saw thousands burn to death, and approach the occupying forces to get food for his family. A young Navy lieutenant, proud of the Allied victory but appalled by the devastation he sees across the city, cares enough to help. As post-war pressures mount between the two cultures, he becomes entangled in the lives of the boy, his infant sister and his beautiful mother.
The Occupation of Joe is an emotionally powerful, post-war tragedy from Top Hat Books, publisher of quality historical fiction.
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Fiction for grownups and for children:
- A young American officer befriends a Tokyo boy and his family at the beginning of the American Occupation of Japan — at the risk of their lives and his own — THE OCCUPATION OF JOE
- A kid makes a baseball behave like a golf ball — BUNT!
- A coyote pup leads a daring rescue into the stands and onto the field in the middle of a San Francisco Giants game — THE COYOTE WHO BRAVED BASEBALL
- A homeless woman is on the lookout for someone special on Christmas Day — MRS SPOONER’S SPECIAL DAY