The Rhino in Right Field
A boy who loves baseball must get past his hard-working immigrant parents—and the rhino in the outfield—to become a batboy in this laugh-out-loud middle grade novel in the tradition of The Sandlot.
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Awards and Honors
The Rhino in Right Field has been nominated for:
A Mark Twain readers' award (Missouri)
A Sequoyah readers' award (Oklahoma)
On the Air and in Print
Listen to a conversation about the real-life local inspiration for the book, on WUWM, Milwaukee's NPR station.
Hear about my writing process (and my love of baseball) on the podcast Baseball by the Book.
Read a short profile of me and the book in the April 2019 issue of the Milwaukee County Zoological Society's Wild Things magazine.
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"Laugh-out-loud fun with a wonderful cast of characters. A winner in every way."
"DeKeyser skillfully melds historical details...with fast-paced action and humor."
--School Library Journal
"Accessible, detailed, and charmingly genuine. A solid home run." -- Booklist
B&W photos courtesy of the Milwaukee County Zoo Library and Archives