Swish!: The Slam-Dunking, Alley-Ooping, High-Flying Harlem Globetrotters

Suzanne Slade (Author) Don Tate (Illustrator)
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Product Details

Price
$17.99  $16.55
Publisher
Little Brown and Company
Publish Date
November 10, 2020
Pages
40
Dimensions
8.7 X 11.0 X 0.5 inches | 0.95 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780316481670

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About the Author

Suzanne Slade is the award-winning author of more than one hundred children's books, including A Computer Called Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Helped Put America on the Moon, Countdown: 2979 Days to the Moon, Dangerous Jane, and Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks. She lives with her husband outside Chicago, Illinois, where the magic of the Globetrotters first began. She invites you to visit her online at suzanneslade.com.

Don Tate
is an award-winning author and illustrator of numerous books for children, including No Small Potatoes: Junius G. Groves and His Kingdom in Kansas, Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions, Strong as Sandow: How Eugen Sandow Became the Strongest Man on Earth, and Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton. Don lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife and son, and he invites you to visit him online at dontate.com.

Reviews

"Tate's dynamic digital pictures capture the players' perseverance as they prove instrumental in integrating pro basketball and score legions of fans, and a comprehensive timeline rounds out the book.... An enthusiastic tribute to a groundbreaking team."--Publishers Weekly
"[Author] Slade has done careful, thorough research, easily engaging young readers as they learn about the Globetrotters' groundbreaking history. Veteran illustrator Tate creates constant movement, visually underscoring the title with dynamic (sometimes impossible) perspectives and basketballs caught in stop-motion fashion as they fly across the court.... From beginning to end, fans will feel connected to the dynamic style of the Globetrotters and how they influenced American history."--Kirkus Reviews
"Dynamic.... This well-researched, accessible picture book makes this story bounce off the page."--School Library Journal
"Peppy.... Tate's illustrations, done digitally in his usual big-hearted-caricature style, are an ideal match for the subject."--The Horn Book