Rookie of the Year

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Product Details

Price
$15.99  $14.71
Publisher
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)
Publish Date
Pages
272
Dimensions
5.8 X 8.2 X 1.1 inches | 0.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780374301347

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About the Author

Phil Bildner is a former New York City public school teacher who lives in Newburgh, New York. The author of many books, including Marvelous Cornelius: Hurricane Katrina and the Spirit of New Orleans and The Soccer Fence: A Story of Friendship, Hope, and Apartheid in South Africa, Phil is a frequent speaker at conferences and travels to over sixty schools a year.

Tim Probert has illustrated children's books, including Pickle by Kim Baker, as well as magazines and advertisements. He is also a director at the animation studio Aardman Nathan Love. He lives in New York City.

Reviews

"This fast, fun read featuring characters who love books as much as basketball will appeal to sports fans and nonathletes alike." --School Library Journal

"A diverse cast of characters highlights this good-natured, high-spirited slice of life." --Kirkus Reviews

A Junior Library Guild Selection

A Whole New Ballgame

"The book depicts the evolution of a group of fifth graders who learn a lot, grow a lot, and help one another . . . The charming and diverse characters [are] pure fun with a lot of heart." --School Library Journal

"If the students are inspiring, so is [their teacher] Mr. Acevedo, who risks his job to do such radical things as reading aloud and encouraging free reading. (He's supposed to be preparing the kids to take tests!) Probert's cartoonish illustrations lend energy and personality to the likable cast of characters." --Kirkus Reviews

"This warm slice-of-life novel from Bildner engages and entertains . . . Probert's energetic illustrations match the positive exuberance of the story." --Publishers Weekly

"With its energetic and authentic story and artwork, this is a fresh, fun book about school, sports, and friendship." --Children's Book Council