This Is the Game

By Diane Zuhone Shore; Jessica Alexander; Owen Smith (Illustrator)
(HarperTorch, Hardcover, 9780060555221, 32pp.)

Publication Date: February 2011

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Description

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.




About the Author


Diane Z. Shore and Jessica Alexander have collaborated on several children's books. One thing they have learned while cowriting stories is that when people join together, they can accomplish great things. Both authors live with their families in metro Atlanta, Georgia. Diane is also the author of This Is the Feast and How To Drive Your Sister Crazy.

Owen Smith's illustrations have appeared in "Time, Esquire, Rolling Stone, " the "New York Times Magazine, GQ, Entertainment Weekly, " and numerous times on the cover of the "New Yorker." Influenced by WPA artists of the 1930s and muralist Diego Rivera, Smith holds a BA from the Arts Center College in Pasadena. He is internationally renowned, and his paintings have been featured in exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, Rome, and Milan. His first picture book, Ray Hicks's "The Jack Tales, " was published in 2000. Owen lives with his wife and two sons in Alameda, California.
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