The Basket Ball

The Basket Ball Cover

The Basket Ball

By Esme Raji Codell; Jennifer Plecas (Illustrator)

ABRAMS, Hardcover, 9781419700071, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2011


Lulu prefers playing basketball to playing with dolls. So when the boys won t let her join their school-yard team, she decides to host a Basket Ball where ball gowns are traded in for sequined basketball jerseys and high-top heels Girls travel from all over the world to attend the ball, shooting hoops, showing off their skills, and forming a league of their own.

Bestselling and award-winning author Esme Raji Codell has crafted an action-packed, slam-dunk picture book that will appeal to girlie girls and sporty girls alike.

The book includes a glossary of basketball terms.

About the Author
Esme Raji Codell is a teacher and librarian and the author of many award-winning books for children. Even though she has already graduated from preschool, she still loves puppets, sharing, friends, snacks, and the occasional dinosaur. She lives with her family in Chicago, Illinois. You can find more story-time fun and support for your child's precious preschool years at her website.

Jennifer Plecas's illustrations appear in many popular books for children, including Wrapping Paper Romp, a Growing Tree book by Patricia Hubbell, and Rattlebone Rock by Sylvia Andrews, as well as the ALA Notable Book the Outside Dog, an I Can Read Book by Charlotte Pomerantz. Ms. Plecas lives in Blue Springs, Missouri.