This Is the Game

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9780060555221: This Is the Game

This is the swish!
as the pitch whizzes by

from the mound to the plate
in the blink of an eye.

From its beginning, as a pickup game played in alleyways, to the fan-filled stadiums of the major leagues, baseball has played a rich role in American history.

In this glorious tribute to our nation's favorite pastime, rich verse and vibrant illustrations bring the game of baseball to action-packed life.

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Diane Z. Shore and Jessica Alexander have collaborated on several children's books, including This Is the Dream and This Is the Game. One thing they have learned while cowriting stories is that when people work together, great things can happen. Both authors live with their families in metro Atlanta, Georgia.



Owen Smith's award-winning illustrations have appeared in Sports Illustrated, Time, Rolling Stone, and The New Yorker (for which he has created seventeen cover illustrations). His paintings have been exhibited in New York, Rome, Milan, and Los Angeles.

A set of mosaic murals designed by Owen is permanently installed in the 36th Street subway station in Brooklyn, New York. He teaches illustration at the California College of the Arts. Owen lives with his wife and two sons in Alameda, California.



Diane Z. Shore and Jessica Alexander have collaborated on several children's books, including This Is the Dream and This Is the Game. One thing they have learned while cowriting stories is that when people work together, great things can happen. Both authors live with their families in metro Atlanta, Georgia.

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In this picture-book celebration of baseball, aspects of the game are described in verse and illustrated with, bold double-page spreads. While the rhyming text often has an off-beat, disjointed feel, the stand-out illustrations, set in the 1920s and ’30s, feature images of American streets and stadiums of the time and capture the excitement of the sport, and each picture is striking. Many scenes show heroic figures in the foreground, posed against a misty backdrop of a crowded ball park. Other pictures show people gathered around a radio, listening to a game, as well as kids playing their own version of the game, stick ball, on crowded urban streets. Both words and pictures reinforce the fact that baseball was shamefully segregated during this time period, and while many books introduce the national pastime to young readers, the welcome twist here is this title’s historical perspective. Grades K-3. --Todd Morning

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