For over a century, the people of Clam Island, Washington, have enjoyed barbecues and baseball games at Summerland, on the Western tip of the island, where it never rains. The small beings known as ferishers who ensure this perfect weather, however, are threatened by an ancient enemy, and need a hero a baseball star, in fact to vanquish their foe. Summerland is the story of Ethan Feld, the worst ball player in the history of the game, recruited by a hundred-year-old scout called Ringfinger Brown, himself a Negro League Legend. Accompanied by his determined friend, Jennifer T. Rideout, and guided by a friendly werefox, Ethan struggles to defeat giants, bat-winged goblins, and one of the toughest ballclubs in the realms of magic, to save all the Summerlands, and ultimately the world.
About the Author
Michael Chabon is the author of several novels for adults including Wonder Boys, The Yiddish Policeman's Union, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay. He is also the author of two collections of short stories, and several screenplays and teleplays. Summerland is a #1 bestselling novel for young readers.