Realistic (fiction), 2,479 words, Level Y (Grade 5), Lexile 960L
Miltie Math-head Takes the Mound is a continuation of Miltie Math-head, in which Milton leads his football team to victory using his mathematical abilities. This event causes Miltie's ego to swell and his teammates to overestimate his abilities to lead their baseball team to victory in the final tournament. Luckily, his friend Dan helps him realize his true strengths before it's too late. Illustrations support the text.
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