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Candlewick Press (MA)
September 12, 2023
8.43 X 11.1 X 0.32 inches | 1.1 pounds
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About the Author
Scott Rothman is the author of Attack of the Underwear Dragon, Return of the Underwear Dragon, and Blue Bison Needs a Haircut, all illustrated by Pete Oswald; Parfait, Not Parfait!, illustrated by Avery Monsen; and Mako & Tiger: Two Not-So-Friendly Sharks, illustrated by Mika Song. Scott Rothman's humor writing has appeared in the New Yorker, GQ, Maxim, and McSweeney's, and he has sold screenplays to several major studios, including for the feature film Draft Day. He wrote Basketball Town when he discovered an arena-size hole in the picture-book market for his young sports-obsessed son. Scott Rothman lives in Connecticut with his wife and three children. Darnell Johnson is an illustrator and story artist. He graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design and is the illustrator of The Electric Slide and Kai by Kelly Baptist. This is his first book with Candlewick Press. Darnell Johnson lives with his wife in Atlanta.
The importance of dedication and teamwork is the ultimate takeaway of Maxwell's stint in Basketball Town. . . readers will come away with good pointers on how to become strong athletes.