The Greatest Game Ever Played

By Phil Bildner; Zachary Pullen (Illustrator)
(Putnam Publishing Group, Hardcover, 9780399241710, 40pp.)

Publication Date: August 3, 2006

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Description
The 1958 NFL championship game is known to football fans as the "Greatest Game Ever Played." Featuring gridiron legends like Johnny Unitas, Frank Gifford, and Vince Lombardi, the Game marked the beginning of America's infatuation with professional football.

Now, Phil Bildner tells a heartwarming father-and-son story against the backdrop of this historic moment.When the New York Giants baseball team moves to San Francisco, young Sam discovers the other New York Giants the football Giants. He convinces his skeptical Pop to come with him to the Game, and as Johnny Unitas engineers Baltimore's legendary comeback, Sam and Pop rediscover the joy of rooting on their heroes together.




About the Author
Phil Bildner is the author of the "New York Times" bestselling "Sluggers!" series, the Texas Bluebonnet Award-winning "Shoeless Joe & Black Betsy", its companion "The Shot Heard 'Round the World", and "Turkey Bowl" illustrated by C.F. Payne; and "Twenty-One Elephants", illustrated by LeUyen Pham. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Zachary Pullen's character-oriented picture book illustrations have won awards and garnered starred reviews. He has been honored several times with acceptance into the prestigious Society of Illustrators' juried shows and Communication Arts Illustration Annual of the best in current illustration. Zak lives in Wyoming.
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