September 11, 1926 |
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
Alfred Slote (born September 11, 1926) is a children's author known for his numerous sports and space novels. His writing has been described as "making space travel seem as ordinary as piling in the family wagon for a jaunt to McDonald's". Slote's 1991 novel Finding Buck McHenry was adapted into a 2000 television film. He currently resides in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In 2012 Slote and his baseball book Jake were the subject of an ESPN [30 for 30] short documentary in which Slote describes his writing process and reads from the book, saying it is his best writing.
- Denham Proper (1953)
- Lazarus in Vienna (1956)
- The Princess Who Wouldn't Talk (1964)
- Strangers and Comrades (1964)
- The Moon in Fact and Fancy (1967)
- Air in Fact and Fancy' (1968)
- Termination; the closing at Baker plant (1969)
- Stranger on the Ball Club (1970)
- Jake (1971)
- The Biggest Victory (1972)
- My Father, the Coach (1972)
- Hang Tough, Paul Mather (1973)
- Tony and Me (1974)
- Matt Gargan's Boy (1975)
- The Hotshot (1977)
- Love and Tennis (1979)
- The Devil Rides With Me and Other Fantastic Stories (1980)
- Clone Catcher (1982)
- Rabbit Ears (1982)
- A Friend Like That (1988)
- Moving In (1988)
- Make-Believe Ball Player (1989)
- The Trading Game (1990)
- Finding Buck McHenry (1991)
Robot Buddy series
- My Robot Buddy (1975)
- My trip to Alpha I (1978)
- C.O.L.A.R. : a tale of outer space (1981)
- Omega Station (1983)
- The Trouble on Janus (1985)
Slote's five book series shows the life of Jack Jameson and his robot buddy Danny One as they have adventures in a future society that has developed androids that mimic human beings perfectly and has space transportation via cryonics.
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- "30 for 30 Short: Jake". Grantland.com. October 25, 2012. Retrieved July 14, 2013.