Baseball Bats For Christmas

Baseball Bats for Christmas


by Michael Kusugak
illustrated by Vladyana Krykorka

In 1955, Rocky Parsons, the bush pilot, drops off a bunch of Christmas trees in Repulse Bay much to the delight of the kids who have never before seen a tree. What do you do with a bunch of splidly trees, the purposes of which arenot immediately apparent? With a little ingenuity, you can have so much fun.


Never having seen trees, the children in Repulse Bay decide that the funny things delivered to them one year for Christmas must actually be for making baseball bats.

StarRuth Schwartz Award Finalist

StarGreatest Canadian Books of the Century List, Vancouver Public Library
Star100 Best Books List, Toronto Public Library
Star100 Best Canadian Kids’ Books, Today’s Parent Magazine


“Kusugak’s first-person narration is warm, energetic, and wonderfully humorous. The story sprawls out anecdotally

… a stand-out season winner.”
—Quill & Quire

Baseball Bats for ChristmasDetails

Reading level: Ages 4-8
Paperback: 24 pages
Paperback  $12.95
Kindle: $4.79
French: $6.95

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