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Play Ball!

Colon, Raul (Illustrator)

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ISBN 10: 1416906878 / ISBN 13: 9781416906872
Published by Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books February 28, 2006, New York, 2006
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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SIGNED BY ILLUSTRATOR on title page. Very clean and tight copy. Record # 455357. Bookseller Inventory # 455357

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Title: Play Ball!

Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books February 28, 2006, New York

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Raul Colon

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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Synopsis:

Jorge loved the feel of the ball in his glove, the bat in his hand, and the game of baseball. Day and night he would play with his sister, his father, and his friends. At night he dreamed of baseball. When he and his mother visit New York and he sees Yankee Stadium for the first time, he knows there is only one way to get there: work hard and play ball.

Based on the childhood of New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada, this is the story of a boy from Puerto Rico who grew up to be a champion.

About the Author:

Jorge Posada is an all-star catcher for the New York Yankees, a position he has held since 2000. Laura Posada is an attorney, a certified personal trainer, and CEO of Laura Posada, LLC. The couple lives with their two children, Jorge Luis and Paulina, in Florida.

Robert Burleigh is the award-winning author of many books for children, including, Hoops, a SLJ Best Book of the Year and a Booklist Editor's Choice, Lookin' for Bird in the Big City which received the New York Society Library Award for the best children's book of the year, and Toulouse-Lautrec: The Moulin Rouge and the City of Light which was an ALA Notable Book. His many other books include Stealing Home, Clang! Clang! Beep! Beep! and By My Brother's Side, for which he was a contributing author.  He lives in Michigan.

RaÚl ColÓn has illustrated several highly acclaimed picture books including the New York Times bestselling Angela and the Baby Jesus by Frank McCourt and Susanna Reich's JosÉ! Born to Dance, which received a starred review in Booklist. Mr. ColÓn lived in Puerto Rico as a young boy and now resides in New City, New York, with his family.

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