John H. Ritter

Who He Is

Baseball novelist John H. Ritter grew up playing "good ol' country hardball" in the gold-rich hills of eastern San Diego county. Out on the field, he would invent stories about the game—stories that, years later, would end up becoming award-winning novels for young adults. John's novels have secured his place as one of the preeminent writers of baseball fiction for young people. John and his wife, Cheryl, now live on the Hawaiian island of Kauai.

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What He Writes

John writes books based around the game of baseball for boys ages ten and up. His latest book, The Desperado Who Stole Baseball, has been warmly received and has been selected for the 2009 Junior Library Guild by the American Library Association.

Why Boys Like Him

If boys like baseball, they will like John's books. He mixes the game with real life experiences, and a little imagination, to keep readers turning page after page until they reach the end.

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John H. Ritter's Books

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