The Rhino in Right Field

Hardcover: 978-1534406261

Paperback: 978-1534406278

e-book:       978-1534406285
















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.


Margaret K McElderry

Stacy DeKeyser

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 The Rhino in Right Field by Stacy DeKeyser

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 Awards and Honors

The Rhino in Right Field has been nominated for:

Behind the Scenes

 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.



"Laugh-out-loud fun with a wonderful cast of characters. A winner in every way."

-- Kirkus, starred review

"DeKeyser skillfully melds historical details...with fast-paced action and humor."                    

--School Library Journal

"Funny and good-hearted.... The conclusion hits the story out of the park."  -- Publishers Weekly

"Accessible, detailed, and charmingly genuine. A solid home run." -- Booklist


B&W photos courtesy of the Milwaukee County Zoo Library and Archives